King County and the Port of Seattle will jointly study the potential for converting municipal solid waste into renewable fuels.
his study will focus on the technological and economic factors for producing the fuel in the region for transport to SEA Airport.
This study also aims to help the region find other uses for its waste stream while charting a course to significantly reduce emissions from hard-to-decarbonize fuels.
This work will also help support economic development of the clean energy sector in this region and could help meet the production volume thresholds required in the Washington Clean Fuel Standard.
revious analysis for the Port by Washington State University identified municipal solid waste as the most promising potential source of a locally produced, sustainable fuel
said Port of Seattle Commission President Fred Felleman.
Furthermore, King County Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles, noted that this study has the potential to transform the way to approach sustainable travel.
The Port will now conduct the procurement process, while the Diversity in Contracting Department will establish women and minority-owned business enterprise goals and inclusion in this procurement.