Grounded Podcast: Portland Poop to Power

Everybody poops. On our latest episode of Grounded, we’re joined by Paul Suto, Engineering Manager with the City of Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services. BES is working on its “Poop to Power” project, which will convert methane from wastewater treatment processes into renewable natural gas.

Last fall, the Oregon Department of Energy published its inventory of renewable natural gas potential in the state. Depending on the method used to produce RNG, up to 20% of Oregon’s yearly use of natural gas could come from renewable resources – like poop!



Photos courtesy of the Bureau of Environmental Services

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