Keystone SWANA Mini-Tech
Seneca Landfill Garbage to Gas Tour
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Tour the new CNG Fueling Station located at Seneca Landfill in Evans City, PA. Owned and operated by the Vogel Family who has been in business for over 60 years. They are the first company in Pennsylvania to capture the landfill gas that they generate, refine it into natural gas, and then compress it into CNG fuel used by the same vehicles that collect the waste deposited at Seneca Landfill. Learn about additional steps Vogel is taking to expand the use of its biofuel by turning it into a mobile pipeline. This project promotes the utilization of alternative renewable fuels (landfill derived biogas) instead of conventional diesel fuel to power a fleet of garbage vehicles and reduce the reliance on foreign and domestic oil. Compared to diesel, renewable natural gas has 27% lower carbon dioxide emissions, 80% lower greenhouse gas emissions, and 95% lower NOx emissions.
Also on this tour, learn about Seneca's High BTU Landfill Gas processing plant that currently converts 2,200 scfm of landfill gas into 1,200 MCF of Natural Gas. This gas is distributed to the new CNG Fueling Station with the remaining natural gas being injected into the Peoples Gas pipeline, approximately 2 miles away.
Parking is available at Seneca Landfill at Building 6 (see map in Visitor Safety Guide at https://www.senecalandfill.com/docs/slf/visitor_safety_guide.pdf).
Please come equipped with the following safety equipment: hi-visibility vest or outerwear, ear plugs, and closed-toe shoes with a non-slip sole. Seneca can provide disposable ear plugs if needed.