BMW aiming to convert landfill gas to hydrogen

BMW Manufacturing has unveiled its new project to convert the gas from landfill sites into hydrogen. If the initial stage of the million dollar program goes to plan, BMW will be looking to power its fleet of material handling equipment by the newly-generated hydrogen.

BMW has been making use of landfill sites since 2003 to produce methane gas that goes on to provide over 50% of the Spartanburg plant’s total energy requirements. This results in savings of $5 million and reductions of 92,000 tons in CO2 emissions each year, in the process.

“This project allows testing of valuable technology to determine if using locally-sourced hydrogen in our fuel cell equipment can provide the necessary performance needed to expand our hydrogen fuel cell fleet,” said BMW’s Josef Kerscher.

[Source: BMW]

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