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STEP D - Cogen Power Plant

Cogen Power Plant Uses Methane Gas

 

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.

Learn more about electricity and methane gas:

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• NEED.org Infobooks about Electricity Disclaimer
• Info about our Cogen Power Plant
 
 
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