Environment & Energy Report

BP, Republic Services Start $25 Million Trash-To-Gas Project

Sept. 21, 2018, 5:42 PM

BP Plc, Republic Services Inc. and a private equity-backed partner have started a $25 million plant in Oklahoma that will produce gas from a landfill as an alternative to fossil fuels for trucks and buses.

The Southeast Oklahoma City project will make the equivalent of about 22,280 gallons of gasoline per day, Republic Services said in a Sept. 21, emailed statement. Aria Energy, funded by Ares Management LP, will produce the so-called renewable natural gas and BP will transport it via interstate pipelines.

Harnessing methane that’s naturally released from trash dumps and animal waste...

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