Blake group recently conducted an air sampling project in preparation for a UC project to construct a biomethane facility in Louisiana. The facility will be adjacent to an existing landfill owned by the City of Shreveport in Keithville, Louisiana. Currently, the gases (primarily methane) that originate from the landfill through the decomposition of buried waste are burned on-site without energy recovery. Once the project is completed, the collected landfill gas will be treated using a UC-owned processing facility and then injected into an interstate natural gas pipeline. This will provide a regulatory-certified biomethane supply for use by the university at all its campuses. At full capacity, the 20-year project will supply a carbon-neutral fuel to offset approximately 5% of the natural gas currently burned on UC campuses.
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