Methane and Carbon Dioxide Turning into Natural Gas

Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant
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National Grid, the gas processing facility in Greenpoint, Brooklyn has built a new gas processing facility that will capture excess methane and carbon dioxide from the sewage gas from the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant and process it to be used as natural gas.

National Grid has started building a gas processing facility in Greenpoint. Making use of  the methane and carbon dioxide gas, which result of the purification treatment process of treating  1.2 million cubic meters of raw sewage from Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.   So not only the project will get rid of the awful smell that is produced from the usual treatment, but also it will get rid of  16,650 tons of carbon dioxide from the air. In addition the energy produced by the conversion would provide enough to heat 2,500 homes per year.

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