USA: DaimlerChrysler Taps Landfill Gas to Power Plant; Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Cuts Costs
DaimlerChrysler Corporation is tapping waste gases from the decomposition of landfill trash to provide power for its two St. Louis, Missouri, assembly plants. The landfill gas contains 50 percent methane, a renewable fuel source that otherwise goes to waste. Methane is also a greenhouse gas, so the project will reduce use of fossil fuels and eliminate a source of greenhouse gas emissions. To use the captured gases, DaimlerChrysler will convert two of the four boilers in its St. Louis plant powerhouse.
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