Toyota building methane plant to cut carbon emissions

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, with help from Waste Services of the Bluegrass, is converting methane from a local landfill into renewable electricity to power Toyota's Georgetown assembly plant.

Scheduled for completion in early 2015, the project will provide enough power to produce 10,000 vehicles annually, but it will also lead to improved air quality, reducing local air pollution by as much as 90%.

With the increasing number of landfills in the US, the effect of landfill gas on the environment can be detrimental.

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