In early February, the California Public Utilities Commission voted to adopt new rules to allow for the injection of biogas into natural gas pipelines. Biogas is produced from the breakdown of organic material by anaerobic digester and landfills.

This is an important step in viewing wastewater treatment plants as renewable energy resources. Wastewater treatment plants with anaerobic digesters can begin sending the gas they produce to the natural gas pipeline. Wastewater treatment plants can provide a constant, 24/7, 365 supply of biogas to the pipeline for use in their communities.

ClearCove’s revolutionary enhanced primary treatment technology increases the amount of biogas produced at wastewater treatment plants by 3 times. This enables wastewater treatment plants to send more biogas to the pipeline, providing a significantly increased revenue stream for the municipality, and greater supply of clean renewable energy to the community.