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Turning Methane Into Commercial Natural Gas

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One of the most powerful and dangerous greenhouse gasses is methane. Capturing methane from landfills has become commonplace over the past decade but our next guest’s company has equipment that is extracting it from vegetable waste ponds outside a cannery in our state and converting it into natural gas and then injecting it into interstate pipelines for use by commercial customers.

Mike Switzer interviews Becky Atkinson, president of GreenGasUSA in North Charleston, SC.

After almost 20 years, Mike Switzer retired from Wells Fargo Securities in 2001 as Senior Vice President/Investment Officer and Certified Portfolio Manager. In 1999, he and his wife, Maggie, purchased and operated for eight years the Baskin Robbins ice cream store on Forest Drive in Columbia. They grew the store from a bottom-tier operation in the Baskin Robbins franchise system to one in the top 5% nationwide within three years, tripling sales along the way. While operating the ice cream store, Mike and Maggie received patents for a portable ice cream sink and fold-down sneezeguard they invented and in 2002 started Magnolia Carts, an ice cream cart manufacturing company, which they sold in 2013.