Volvo's Making Trucks With Landfill Gas


While Volvo works on an emissions-free truck, its Virginia assembly plant is running on 100% renewable energy.

As of November, all the electricity used at Volvo's New River Valley assembly plant comes from methane gas captured from 13 landfills in the region. The company produces all its trucks for North America there. 

"The trash of the past is the methane gas that fuels our plant today," says Franky Marchand, General Manager of the factory. And thanks to extensive recycling, the plant sends no waste to landfills.