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Allen Fossil Plant methane facility is largest Green Power Switch provider
Landfill gas, which consists mainly of methane and carbon dioxide, is produced when organic wastes in landfill sites decay. The gas at the wastewater facility, as in all landfills over a certain size, must be burned, or flared, in order to reduce the hazard arising from gas buildup. The plants lagoon was covered to capture the methane, which provides fuel for powering cleaner electricity generation.
Memphis is proud to put our methane to good use for green energy production, says Peter Alfonso, manager of the Memphis wastewater treatment facility.
the driving force behind Green Power Switch?
Windy, as the car was dubbed by the Green Power Switch staff, has logged more than 8,000 miles traveling across the Tennessee Valley promoting the renewable energy program.
The Prius gets 52 miles per gallon and is so clean-burning that it has been certified as a Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV). Still, it has all the practicality of a regular car. For more information about the Toyota Prius, please visit the Toyota Web site.