Using Methane Gas from the Sludge to Make Electricity
Our Cogen facility uses the methane gas from the sludge in the digesters to make electricity. It works a lot like your car engine, except that our fuel is methane gas and instead of turning the wheels of your car, it turns the generator. A generator is an electromagnet that spins inside a coil of copper wires.
Making electricity from the methane gas is good for Albuquerque. Methane gas is a renewable resource (and we get the sludge for free!). It burns cleaner than coal which is burned to make a lot of Albuquerque's electricity.