The world’s first system that will turn landfill gas into green vehicle fuel and remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is being set up in East Lothian. The £2 million gas-cleaning project being pioneered at the 193-acre Viridor rubbish dump near Dunbar will produce enough fuel each year to power a truck for 34,000 miles and avoid around 380 tonnes of carbon being released into the atmosphere. The process will see methane, a potent greenhouse gas produced when rubbish decomposes, converted into bio-liquified natural gas (Bio-LNG). Carbon dioxide will also be captured during the process then sold on for use in agriculture or the chemical and manufacturing industries.
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