How much methane can be accumulated if you consider getting them from a landfill? Surely a lot and depending on the trash heap that the landfill carries.
But it looks like Clean Energy Fuels of California has been observing how the methane produced from landfills can be re-used and the result is this new fuel which could be another option for folks looking for alternative fuel.
And apparently, the company is already selling such. In fact, the company projects that they could sell as much as 15 million gallons of Redeem gas in California, neat good news which should really delight fuel-seeking car owners.
While the gas is relatively expensive to produce, current California incentives enable Clean Energy Fuels to sell Redeem for about the same price conventional natural gas, and for far less than diesel. It’s environmental credentials serve as a selling point to owners of large fleets who have already switched over to vehicles that run on natural gas, but are looking for a fuel that is less destructive and poorly-perceived by the public.