New trucks running on landfill gas

Fri, Apr 8th, 2011

Dane County, with the help of ANGI Energy Systems, is the first place in Wisconsin to allow vehicles to fill up with landfill gas.

"Through innovation, we're saving tax dollars, cleaning up our air and turning an environmental problem into a green energy opportunity," Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk statement.

Dane County started converting methane gas given off by decomposing landfill trash into electricity a few years ago, Wescott said. The methane gas costs around the equivalent of 20 cents per gallon of gasoline to convert the gas into fuel vehicles can use.

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