Methane from Quebec Landfill to Help Heat Vermont

By Free Press Staff, Burlington Free Press.

Biogas, derived from waste products, was introduced to the distribution system of Vermont Gas on Aug. 1, the company announced Thursday.

It’s the same compound, methane, as the standard product that is piped to Vermont from gas fields in Alberta, but it’s coming from another part of Canada. The new infusion of biogas, which the company calls renewable natural gas, originates in a landfill in Quebec, and is enough to heat 350 average homes. Vermont Gas has about 50,000 customers, about 88 percent of them residential.