Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media
KJCT has reported on a new type of fuel pump being installed on Colorado’s Western Slope. The city of Grand Junction, Colorado, has partnered with a natural gas company and plans to use energy created from its waste treatment plant to power vehicles.
The Persigo Wastewater Treatment Plant has been able to capture natural gas from the water treatment process and produces as much as 500 gallons of natural gas fuel each day. Grand Junction already has compressed natural gas pumps to fuel various city vehicles, but the city has hopes to expand this operation into other areas.
“What we’ll do here at the plant, we’ll have scrubbing equipment to condition the gas, and it will discharge it into pipeline. The pipeline will be underground, and it will deliver it to the current fueling site,” says as Dan Tonello of the Persigo Wastewater Treatment Plant.
The success of the fueling operation, in partnership with BioCNG, could possibly set a precedent with other communities seeking to convert waste into energy.