New agreements supporting the development of waste-to-RNG platforms continue to crop up around the country, as multimillion-dollar partnerships between renewable natural gas developers and landfill owners proliferate.
Below is a selection of stories from the RNG sector in October.
Ameresco opens new Republic Services facility
Ameresco reached commercial operation at its landfill-gas-to-RNG plant at a Republic Services landfill in Kentucky on Oct. 19, the companies announced. The facility at the Benson Valley Landfill in Frankfort can process 2,000 standard cubic feet per minute of landfill gas. Construction began at Benson Valley in June 2022 and was completed in August 2023.
Ameresco and Republic have now partnered on eight landfill-to-RNG projects and have another 10 projects in the pipeline. The partnership serves Republic’s goal of diverting 50% of landfill gas to beneficial use by 2030, a key sustainability commitment.
Vision RNG and Meridian Waste bring RNG development to Missouri
Vision RNG and Meridian Waste celebrated a ribbon cutting for Missouri’s first landfill-gas-to-RNG project on Oct. 12. The project, at Meridian’s Eagle Ridge Landfill in Bowling Green, can process up to 1,500 standard cubic feet per minute when it reaches its peak. US Energy is the offtake partner for the RNG, according to a release.
Vision plans to build more than a dozen additional RNG plants over the next two years, including two more for Meridian Waste, CEO Bill Johnson said in a statement.
Chester County, Pennsylvania, partners with Waga Energy
The Chester County Solid Waste Authority in Pennsylvania executed a contract with Waga Energy to develop a landfill-gas-to-RNG project at its Lanchester Landfill and Reclamation Center, the RNG developer announced on Oct. 4. The planned facility will use the developer’s WAGABOX technology, which can process up to 2,000 standard cubic feet per minute and produce more than 450,000 mmBtus annually at peak capacity.
The Lanchester landfill receives about 280,000 tons of waste per year and already captures direct methane emissions, according to the release. The new facility with Waga is contracted for 20 years. The project is France-based Waga’s sixth in the United States.