ACT Feature: "A Unique Approach to Renewable Fuel Market Development"

10/5/2018

In a recent ACT News executive interview, Ed Vogel of Vogel Holding and Seneca Landfill discusses his unique approach to renewable fuel market development, highlighting how Vogel became the first company in Pennsylvania to refine landfill gas into RNG for vehicle fuel. 

"Ed Vogel Sr. started the company’s first municipal waste landfill in 1965, the Seneca Landfill in Butler County. More than a decade ago, the Vogel family set out to find a way to utilize the fugitive methane emissions that landfills produce as organic waste decomposes. This led Vogel to become the first company in Pennsylvania to capture the landfill gas they generate and refine it into renewable natural gas (RNG) to fuel their fleet of refuse vehicles that collect the waste that is deposited into the landfill. Compared to diesel, RNG has 27% lower carbon dioxide emissions, 80% lower GHG emissions, and 95% lower NOx emissions.

Vogel is the first company in Pennsylvania to capture the landfill gas they generate, refine it into RNG, then compress it to fuel their fleet of refuse vehicles, which collect waste for deposit in the landfill.

The company calls their new RNG venture Lego-V (pronounced Lego five), creatively named by spelling Vogel backwards. ACT News recently caught up with Ed Vogel Jr. to learn what else his team plans to do with the RNG they are producing."

Read the full interview on ACT News' website.