The City of Grand Junction announced the completion of the Bio-CNG Storage and Automation Project. Six years ago, the city embarked on a renewable/clean energy project to capture biogas generated at the Persigo Wastewater Treatment Plant and convert it to renewable CNG. This biofuel is used to fuel several city’s and Grand Valley Transit’s vehicles.
Recently, city staff and project partners embarked on a project to optimize and capture the remaining 21% of biogas flare. With the support of Mesa County and with co-funding from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), the Bio-CNG Storage and Automation Project will provide significant benefits to the community that align with the City of Grand Junction’s sustainability efforts and the One Grand Junction Comprehensive Plan.
The project will:
• Minimize flaring of biogas at the Persigo Wastewater Treatment Plant.
• Improve air quality by reducing 500,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions per year – the equivalent of taking 50 cars off the road.
• Maximize beneficial use of a renewable energy source.
• Reduce reliance on fossil fuel-derived CNG.
• Pave the way for increasing the number of Grand Valley Transit buses and city vehicles that can be fueled with renewable natural gas.
Source: City of Grand Junction