|Prometheus produces liquid natural gas from landfill gas
In January 2007, Prometheus Energy Company began producing liquid natural gas (LNG) from the world's first landfill gas-to-LNG plant. The plant was installed in late 2006 at the Frank R. Bowerman Landfill in Orange County, California.
The Bowerman Landfill currently flares enough landfill gas to make approximately 40,000 gallons of LNG per day, and this amount is increasing each year. The current plant, which has production capacity of 5,000 gallons per day, is the first of three phases planned to be built at the landfill. On January 20, 2007, the plant produced LNG at the rate of 1,000 gallons per day. As the commissioning process continues, the Company expects the plant's operations to approach its nameplate capacity of 5,000 gallons per day.
The entire output of the plant will be used as an alternative fuel in public transport vehicles in the Orange County Transit Authority fleet. This project is part of the company's global initiative to produce transportation fuel from waste energy sources, and to partner with communities to provide transportation fueling alternatives that have a positive impact on the environment. At a production level of 5,000 gallons per day, the project will reduce carbon dioxide output by the equivalent of 10,000 tons per year.