MiamiHerald / The excess methane that Dubuque officials used to just burn at the city’s wastewater treatment plant is now being converted into natural gas.

The Telegraph Herald reports Dubuque was already using about 75 percent of the methane produced at the plant that was built in 2016 to power and heat the facility. The new equipment will convert the remaining methane into natural gas.

Dubuque City Council member Ric Jones says this project will help reduce the city’s greenhouse gas emissions while also generating energy.

After the methane is converted by some of BioResource Development’s equipment, the natural gas is sent to Black Hills Energy to be distributed.

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