• March 13, 2015

It would cost an estimated $10.9-million to design and construct the biogas processing and storage facility as well as a fueling station at the CBWTP. Portland Bureau of Environmental Services is exploring available grants and financial incentives to help reduce project costs. Construction could start early next year and the facility could be operational by 2017.An Environmental Services study of re-use alternatives found that the vehicle fuel option is the most economical and has the greatest environmental benefits. The Bureau is now exploring several possible uses for the fuel including selling it to a utility company, selling to Portland area garbage haulers to fuel trucks, fueling city vehicles, or fueling trucks that haul biosolids for land application.Source: Portland City Council