By Katie Fletcher, Biomass Magazine.
Louisiana’s St. Landry Parish Solid Waste District anticipates completion of expansion to its landfill-gas-to-fuel operation in October of this year. The decision to add capacity coincides with a fuel purchase contract that the district received from a waste hauler, who has agreed to purchase and consume most of the renewable natural gas (RNG) produced.
In connection with this contract, the plans are to install an alternate fueling site in Opelousas to make RNG available at a more convenient location, not only for the general public, but to public agencies, who have begun to use RNG as a fuel source for their fleets. “Without a means to provide access to that fuel in a more convenient location, it’s difficult to attract users or consumers to a remote location where the fuel is generated,” said Katry Martin, executive director of the solid waste district.