The initiative started with Persigo plant, where the daily treatment of waste water generates methane, explained Grand Junction’s Assistant Financial Operations Manager Jay Valentine.
“We started thinking if we could capture that methane gas, compress it and use it in our vehicles that obviously would be the ultimate sustainable type of fuel source. Finally we could order four compressed natural gas trash trucks and then aggressively started pursing funding,” said Valentine, as reported by NBC11News.
It is worth recalling that last August the City Council authorized the use of funding to build the CNG facility. Grants were provided by the Governor’s Energy Office and by EnCana.