A Utah company opened a facility that can capture renewable energy from food waste to produce enough natural gas for a city the size of Bountiful.

Wasatch Resource Recovery said on Thursday that the facility will prevent methane from being released into the atmosphere.

The impact will be equal to removing more than 75,000 cars from the highway annually. 

Officials said methane is one of the most potent greenhouse gases.

Wasatch Resource Recovery officials said organic waste makes up nearly 30 percent of our landfills. They hope the new process can use that waste and bring cost savings for businesses, institutions and service providers throughout the state.