Methane is also a greenhouse gas. So capturing it as a power source has the added benefit of keeping it from further polluting the atmosphere. Federal and state tax incentives mean more and more businesses and municipalities will be likely to consider biogas as an energy source in the next few years.
Do you work on a dairy farm, at a landfill or a water treatment facility? Do you currently use biogas as a power source? Are you considering it? What do you see as the advantages and drawbacks?
- Dan Hurley: Senior engineer associate for Lane County Public Works Waste Management Division
- Mark Kendall: Senior policy analyst for renewable resources in the Oregon Department of Energy
- Bill Eddie: Director of origination and procurement at Bonneville Environmental Foundation