New WM Landfill Gas Project Will Support CNG Refueling Needs


Waste Management is building its third facility designed to convert landfill gas to natural gas, located at the company's Milam Landfill in Fairmont City, Ill. WM operates two similar plants in California and Ohio.

The Fairmont City facility will process approximately 3,500 standard cubic feet per minute of incoming landfill gas, yielding pipeline-quality natural gas that will be fed into utility Ameren Illinois' natural gas distribution network – and ultimately fill WM's extensive fleet of more than 100 compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks in Illinois.

WM expects the new facility to be operational in late summer 2014.

The company notes that there are now 134 projects on Waste Management landfills that use landfill gas to generate electricity, produce renewable gas or displace fossil fuels.

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