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      SC BMW plant working to turn landfill gas into hydrogen fuel

      Since 2003, BMW has been using methane gas from a local landfill to power more than half of its plant's equipment.

      / FILE

      SPARTANBURG (AP) -- BMW Manufacturing Co. is working to see if landfill gas can be turned into hydrogen to fuel the company's equipment at its South Carolina manufacturing plant.

      BMW said Monday the company is working with a team that includes the Gas Technology Institute and the South Carolina Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Alliance. The effort is being funded by the South Carolina Research Authority.

      Since 2003, BMW has been using methane gas from a local landfill to power more than half of its plant's equipment.

      Two years ago, the company spent $12 million to make that program more efficient, and officials say the effort has reduced BMW's carbon dioxide emissions by 92,000 tons per year.

      (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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