South San Francisco Scavengers (Blueline)
Blue Line Transfer, Inc. proposes to produce compressed natural gas (CNG) for transportation fuel from the bio methane generated by the ZWE anaerobic digestion (AD) of food waste and green waste portion of municipal solid waste (MSW) from the cities of South San Francisco, Brisbane, Millbrae and the County of San Mateo. The anaerobic digestion facility will convert 9,000 tons per year of food waste and green waste into bio methane that would be cleaned and compressed to produce CNG for the South San Francisco Scavenger Co., Inc. CNG refuse and recycling collection vehicle fleet. This type of project that converts food waste and green waste into a low carbon CNG fuel for the collection vehicle fleet that collects organic MSW has never been done. The carbon intensity for this biogenic CNG fuel has been estimated to be 36 gCO2-eq/MJ for 9,000 tons per year AD Facility, and 23 gCO2-eq/MJ for 20,000 tons per year AD Facility. With the success of this project facilitated by CEC Grant Funding, solid waste and recycling companies in Alameda County and throughout California are poised to commercialize these types of facilities.