A federal agency that's promoting the use of organic waste to generate energy cited Millbrae's aggressive sewage plant biogas program as a national model.
The Millbrae plant uses grease transported to the plant in massive tankers that hold up to 5,000 gallons that's used to convert raw sewage to biogas that's used to power the sewage treatment plant, the EPA said Thursday.
The program saves ratepayers 75 to 80 percent in annual energy costs while keeping about 589 tons of green house gases out of the atmosphere, the EPA says.
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