North Central Texas Organic Waste to Fuel Feasibility Study

The North Central Texas Organic Waste to Fuel Feasibility Study is a coordinated effort between the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) and the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) to explore the potential for organic waste, anaerobic digestion, and renewable natural gas (RNG) technologies in the region. This study is supported by a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The region of North Central Texas is growing rapidly in population, and the parallel growth in waste generation is straining the region’s landfills and wastewater treatment facilities. As this growth continues, waste diversion efforts become increasingly important to both retain landfill capacity and reduce methane emissions associated with landfills and wastewater treatment. To address this challenge, NCTCOG has undertaken a study to explore the expansion of anaerobic digestion facilities in the region. The goal of this study is to identify future pilot projects throughout the region to divert residential and commercial food waste and wastewater biosolids and to generate RNG as a source of vehicle fuel. This study will utilize research from UTA’s Center for Transportation Equity, Decisions and Dollars (CTEDD) and its Food & Flora Waste to Fleet Fuel (F4) Framework model.

NCTCOG is also hosting a series of virtual roundtables to share existing anaerobic digestion and organic waste collection efforts in the region, which are open to the public.


Project Meetings & Roundtables

July 12, 2021
A roundtable on the topic of NCT Food Waste Collection Networks was held virtually through Microsoft Teams.
Meeting Materials
 
March 24, 2021
The second Organic Waste to Renewable Natural Gas Roundtable was held virtually through Microsoft Teams.
Meeting Materials and Recording
 
December 9, 2020
The first Food Waste, Anaerobic Digestion, and RNG Regional Efforts Roundtable was held virtually through Microsoft Teams.
Meeting Materials and Recording