Linde’s waste management LNG plant in California, recently won the 2010 California Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award.
The Linde North American Waste Management’s Altamont Landfill and Resource Recovery Facility is situated near Livermore, California. The plant produces up to 13,000 gallons per day of near zero carbon fuel and is jointly owned and operated by Linde North America and Waste Management.
The accolade constitutes California’s highest environmental honour and is distributed in recognition of exceptional leadership in conserving California’s resources.
Since its inception in September 2009, the facility has produced over two million gallons of clean, renewable fuel from landfill gas generated as a by-product of waste decomposition at the Altamont Landfill.
Duane Woods, Senior Vice President for Waste Management’s Western Group, remarked, “We are closing the loop in the waste disposal business. Converting the landfill gas into a sustainable, clean alternative fuel source is the very essence of closed-loop recycling.”
Pat Murphy, President of Linde North America, added, “Linde is proud to improve air quality for millions of Californians. The ultra-low carbon fuel our plant produces already meets the California Air Resources Board’s 2020 low carbon fuel requirements and the goals of AB32. Receiving the Governor’s award confirms that our fully local, ‘wells to wheels’ solution has hit the ball out of the park for the residents of California.”
Murphy continued, “As usual, California is a leader in recognising and promoting alternative fuels that help clean the environment, reduce our dependence on foreign oil and boost economy. We hope this plant, and California’s progressive thinking, can serve as a model for the rest of the country as we look to tap unused biogas resources.”