The City of Boulder has finalized an agreement with Western Disposal Services for the sale of renewable natural gas generated at the city’s Water Resources Recovery Facility, the city announced Monday. The renewable natural gas will be produced from biogas, which is derived from the breakdown of organic matter in sewage. The conversion will fuel up to 38 of the 56 commercial vehicles Western Disposal uses to serve Boulder and Broomfield counties, officials said. The initiative is expected to reduce county-wide carbon emissions by the equivalent of 265,000 gallons of diesel fuel per year. “Reducing emissions from the transportation sector is one of the key priorities in our local climate efforts, and the City of Boulder is working more closely than ever with business leaders to pursue the many diverse approaches for reducing emissions,” said Jonathan Koehn, chief sustainability and resilience officer at the City of Boulder. More >>