Waste Management plans to build a renewable natural gas facility in Pennsylvania. After promoting Tara Hemmer to Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer earlier this year, the company said that it is interested in making a business out of using the “product” it has in its landfills.
Renewable natural gas can be produced from the methane stored in landfills. Over the last 20 years, 150 landfill gas-to-energy plants have helped convert landfill gas to electricity and transportation fuel. Waste Management now plans to launch between 16 and 20 new renewable natural gas facilities across the country.
Waste Management’s sustainability efforts include expanding its recycling program, integrating compressed natural gas (CNG) trucking fleets, and trying to create a business out of using waste.