Methane from garbage to fuel garbage trucks?

The Williamsport Sun-Gazette reports Mack Trucks, Acrion Technologies Inc., and Lycoming County, Pennsylvania are working to develop a facility to fuel trucks with landfill-produced methane that burns cleaner than diesel fuel.

Garbage trucks would fuel up on the methane, produced by the decomposing waste they deliver to the landfill.

The landfill already has a facility uses methane gas to generate electricity. With the new facility, the landfill could generate about 5000 gallons of methane fuel a day for trucks.

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