Biogas provides the lowest carbon transportation fuel of any kind. According to the California Air Resources Board, biogas fuels from dairy waste and other organic waste are the only transportation fuels that are certified as carbon negative because they destroy methane and black carbon emissions while reducing the need for fossil fuels. Using biogas in heavy duty trucks can also cut air pollution by more than 85 percent. In areas that are heavily impacted by air pollution and truck traffic, biogas can provide immediate and significant relief.
Several BAC members have developed waste to energy facilities that convert food and yard waste to carbon negative fuels which are then used to power their garbage trucks and other vehicles. These waste to energy projects reduce landfilling and fossil fuel consumption and provide dramatic air quality benefits. They also create good paying jobs, often in low income communities.