The Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts has pioneered the conversion of food waste to biogas at wastewater treatment facilities. The Sanitation Districts have been converting food waste to biogas for electricity generation for more than six years. They are now going to expand their conversion capacity and convert additional food waste to low carbon vehicle fuel. When the expansion is complete, the Sanitation Districts will generate enough biogas to power the County’s wastewater treatment facility in Carson and produce renewable vehicle fuel equivalent to 2,000 gasoline gallons per day.
Projects like this are helping California to slash the most damaging climate pollutants, replace diesel and fossil fuel gas with low carbon and renewable fuels, and help meet state requirements to reduce landfill waste.
Read more about the project: LACSD-Converting Food Waste to Fuel