Snapshot: Contra Costa County, California

County Data
Population 1,037,817
MSW Generated 2,071 Metric Tons/Day


Operating FastOx gasification in Contra Costa is a safe way to provide renewable energy without burning. It can power homes, fuel cars, and help eliminate waste and landfills all while earning revenue for the system owner. Here are some of the benefits of running a FastOx gasifier to remove waste in Contra Costa.

57,719

Homes

Gasification could convert 2,100 metric tons/day of municipal solid waste into 630,981,330 kWhe a year. That's enough electricity to power 57,719 homes for a year.

Potential Annual Revenue: $109,615,461

33,362

Trucks

Gasification could generate 22,770,418 gallons of diesel fuel each year, which is enough to power approximately 33,362 light trucks.

Potential Annual Revenue: $129,239,848

182,696

Cars

Gasification could generate 41,463,030 kilograms of hydrogen each year. Used in fuel cells, this has the potential to power approximately 182,696 cars.

Potential Annual Revenue: $247,522,665

91,229,451

Gallons

Gasification could generate 91,229,451 gallons of liquid ammonia a year.

Potential Annual Revenue: $157,892,565

140

Jobs

Gasification could support 140 families by providing new jobs.

Potential Jobs Created: 140

4,456,161

Metric Tons

Gasification could eliminate 4,456,161 metric tons of CO2 equivalent each year. That's like taking 938,139 cars off the road.

CO2e Eliminated: 4,456,161 Metric Tons