Biomethane Pickup Trucks Hits Flint

Biomethane truck in Flint

In brief: Swedish Biogas International and Flint Mayor Dayne Walling unveiled the converted Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, which runs on biomethane (biological natural gas) in Flint, Michigan.

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Biomethane truck in Flint

The struck was converted by Kettering University students, who used a 2500HD Chevrolet Silverado. The truck is now a dual-fuel vehicle capable of running on natural gas or gasoline.

The truck will be capable of using fuel from Flint's new biomethane plant when it goes operational. The conversion kit came from Baytech Corp. and includes an on-board computer that switches from CNG to gasoline automatically.

When the Swedish Biogas project at the Flint Wastewater Treatment Plant is complete, Kettering researchers will run the truck on gas from that plant to prove its viability for CNG-powered vehicles.

And so ...

Biomethane is natural gas derived from biological sources, in this case human waste at a sewage treatment facility.

Photo credits: Kettering U.

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