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Trash to gas - and saving cash in DeKalb

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution -- DeKalb County’s bragging rights for being green gets a boost this week when the county opens a different kind of gas station.

The station on Clevemont Road pumps compressed natural gas — the same sort of gas that heats homes and lights up stoves — from methane captured and processed at the county-owned landfill.

The green isn’t just environmental bluster. DeKalb projects it will make $1 million a year selling the gas, known as CNG.

And for people able to fuel up their Honda Civics or Dodge Rams that run on CNG, there will be some bragging, too. The price for a gallon of the fuel at DeKalb’s station: $2.10.

“You tie the environmental savings and financial savings together and it’s hard to come up with a reason not to do it,” said County Commissioner Kat . . .


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Submitted Oct 07, 2012 By: MidNJ
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2012 7:15:25 AM

good job. Though the gallon could probably be cheaper.
PCWHIZ
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 12:04:41 AM

Way to think outside the box.
steven_flies
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 11:47:16 AM

How long will it take to repay the $9 million federal stimulus money? Is the facility operating at a profit or are the Dekalb county taxpayers subsidizing its operation? How does the fuel cost per mile compare to gasoline or diesel? Not enough information here...
jcdakota
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 6:19:59 AM

Let's see lots more of these. Imagine tapping dumps for gas - we keep making trash !!!!
UseLessGasFolks
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 12:11:43 AM


We need more of this sort of thing.
arb0526
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2012 11:40:49 PM

One man's trash is another man's gold.
rawdog1313
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Lord, whatever you do, don't tell any of the do nothing Tea Baggers!
jrsva
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2012 11:38:31 PM

“Even if every county garbage truck ran on CNG, the station would have a half million gallons for sale, every year.”

Wow, I had no idea garbage could produce that much gas. Sounds like a worthwhile project.
Dodge_Me
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2012 11:34:45 PM

I'd like one of those Ram's
ydjns
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2012 11:30:34 PM

I feel like the amount of money it would take to convert a car to accepting CNG, wouldn't be worth the savings.
tedjm1
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2012 11:29:54 PM

okay
kd5kpd
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2012 11:29:52 PM

Great until more start using it then price will be just the same as gasoline.
dwh724
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2012 11:28:04 PM

Okay
RichWLIN
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2012 11:27:40 PM

Intersting article...not sure all of it is credible.
nomad228
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2012 11:24:37 PM

trash to fuel and manure to me-thane. : ) the only two fuels that make any sense/cents.
Bigwaynef
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2012 11:24:31 PM

That's great all ya need is 24 hour roadside assistance...
10k
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2012 11:24:14 PM

and just how many vehicles in the atlanta area currently run on cng ??..

and btw-the temp in atlanta is well below freezing quite often during the winter..

[Edited by: 10k at 10/8/2012 12:26:45 AM EST]
jkpsr
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2012 11:23:35 PM

CNC is nice, if you can tolerate large fuel tanks.
Yooperheart
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2012 11:23:26 PM

Amazing, back in the day no one cared about land fills.
I remember driving past a place we called Mt. Trashmore.
The Palace, Detroit Pistons venue is within eyespit from it.
Don't think it was ever a captured resource. But is now a major area that now houses lots of office space, etc. Progress.
LostInNY
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2012 11:22:56 PM

yeah but what is the cost effectiveness of this CNG vs gas... can't just go by the fact it's cheaper...
Vetteblu
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2012 11:22:06 PM

Hope it goes forward.
langolera
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2012 11:20:56 PM

ok
96sc1
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2012 11:20:41 PM

An interesting article on the comparison between a gasoline and a CNG car:

http://consumerguideauto.howstuffworks.com/natural-gas-2008-honda-civic-gx.htm
pastorpaulcg
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2012 11:20:37 PM

Okay
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2012 11:18:34 PM

Good deal.
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2012 11:18:25 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2012 11:18:16 PM

O lala!
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2012 11:17:08 PM

you need to change over
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2012 11:16:57 PM

Okay
us4usa
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2012 11:15:59 PM

Everyone should know by now that NG is the next step...

[Edited by: us4usa at 10/8/2012 12:16:43 AM EST]
69Bonne
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2012 11:15:17 PM

Good for them.
pa79th
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2012 11:13:52 PM

Oil companies don't want to put Natural Gas in their stations to compete with the gasoline they have to refine.
boatfloyd
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2012 11:13:21 PM

Bring on the CNG.
mrselfdestruct
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2012 11:13:17 PM

Excellent news
VernonOR
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2012 11:11:56 PM

Wish it would come to my area.
LanguageMan1
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2012 11:09:30 PM

Wish more areas were doing this.
pgerassi
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2012 11:09:19 PM

FUVO is just $1/gal and goes farther (about 90% of the MPG of diesel). It is used in diesels when the temperature is above freezing which is all of the year in Atlanta and its surroundings.
joel27nc
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2012 11:08:49 PM

Is this the 1st NG station?
58salty
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Alright
The3rd
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2012 11:08:23 PM

burnin the trash.........
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2012 11:07:03 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2012 11:06:39 PM

10-4
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Good luck, they'll need it.
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If only more place would get their heads out of the sand.
Blue_Cruzer
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2012 11:03:26 PM

Hopefully we will be able to expand process.
1fulltank
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2012 11:02:37 PM

Not a new idea. Just needs to be perfected.
PrinceLH
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2012 11:02:24 PM

Good!
rahcat
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2012 11:01:55 PM

No brainer.
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Great example... Need more followers!!!!
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Ok
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wow
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