BioCNG LLC has broken ground on its BioCNG biogas conditioning system and gas pipeline for the Persigo wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in Grand Junction, Colo.
The BioCNG system will produce about 500 GGE per day from the WWTP digester gas, which will be piped in a dedicated pipeline nearly six miles on a public roadway right-of-way to Grand Junction's existing compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station.
The project is jointly owned by the City of Grand Junction and Mesa County and is scheduled to be completed by April 2015.
The BioCNG will be used to fuel a fleet of 30 vehicles, including city refuse trucks, dump trucks, pick-ups and sedans. The project, the first its kind in Colorado, continues the city's movement toward a CNG-fueled fleet.
According to the City of Grand Junction, the project also eliminates burning off methane biogas that is the equivalent of about 146,000 gallons of gasoline a year and prevents the annual release into the atmosphere of nearly 3 million pounds of carbon dioxide.