Landfill gas powers Toyota manufacture

Toyota’s Georgetown, Kentucky, US, manufacturing plant is to commence generation at its new 1 MWe power plant, fuelled from methane produced by decomposition within a nearby landfill.

A collaboration between the Georgetown manufacturing plant and the Central Kentucky Landfill owned and operated by Waste Services of the Bluegrass, last autumn, Waste Services began installing a methane collection system and Toyota began installing the generator at the site.

An underground electric transmission line runs from the landfill approximately 6.5 miles (10 km) to deliver the electricity to the plant.

Toyota recently announced its intent to virtually eliminate CO2 emissions from its factories and vehicles by 2050.

The company’s environmental strategies manager, Dave Absher, said ‘The system can eventually be scaled up to 10 MW per hour.’

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