Purification and Liquefaction of Biomethane Landfill Gas for Transportation Fuel

Summary

SCH Number
2012128012
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Purification and Liquefaction of Biomethane Landfill Gas for Transportation Fuel
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
12/3/2012

Document Description
This project will evaluate and analyze methodologies to overcome the technological challenges of landfill gas purification and demonstrate liquefaction technology for the recovery and conversion of renewable landfill biomethane to LNG as transportation fuel. The aim is to develop and introduce economically viable and environmentally friendly on-site landfill gas recovery, purification, and liquefaction of biomethane. The resulting LNG will consist of cryogenically liquefied pipeline quality natural gas, and it will be utilized primarily to fuel the fleet vehicles of Waste Management Inc. (WMI), proprietor of the landfill. The technology developed should make possible increased renewable fuel use, displace imported petroleum (diesel fuel), and provide substantial CO2 emissions reductions.

Contact Information
David Effross
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 327-1314

Location

Cities
Livermore
Counties
Alameda

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15306 - Class 6
Reasons for Exemption
Basic data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities that do not result in major disturbances to an environmental resource.
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