Facility transforms greenhouse gas to energy

28 Oct 2010

A new biogas facility that has recently opened in Texas, US, has begun turning greenhouse gasses into a power source.

The facility in San Antonio captures methane gas and directs it into a nearby pipeline so it can be sold and delivered as energy.

The resulting energy could be used as heat and electricity generation.

Robert R Puente, San Antonio Water Systems (SAWS) president and CEO, one of the companies that run the facility, said: “By reusing biogas instead of burning it off, we are helping protect the city’s air quality and developing a renewable energy resource.”