OPAL Fuels LLC announced an investment in Bio Town Biogas, one of the most environmentally-friendly renewable natural gas production facilities in the United States. The centerpiece of the project will be a large-scale dairy digester that will produce about 1,000 MMBTUs of biofuel per day. Critically, this fuel will be cheaper than diesel and have one of the lowest carbon intensity scores in the industry.
“This project makes it abundantly clear that renewable natural gas can save the planet while saving companies money,” said Jon Maurer, Co-CEO of OPAL Fuels LLC. “It is a true win-win, as it also supplies a valuable revenue stream for farmers. We are particularly proud to be working with several Indiana beef cattle and dairy farms to achieve the scale to make this project even more impactful. The OPAL Fuels team is in the renewable natural gas business to lower emissions, lower fuel costs, and help farmers. This project is a major step towards us fulfilling our mission.”
The project will provide the equivalent of 28.5 million gallons of fuel per year with net zero emissions to OPAL Fuels fleet customers – enough fuel to allow roughly 2,400 heavy-duty trucks to achieve carbon neutral emissions in their operations. All told, this project will keep over 43,000 tons of CO2e emissions out of the atmosphere each year, while helping trucking companies save about $5.8 million per year in fuel costs compared to diesel.
The scale of this project empowers the biomethane it produces to achieve an ultra-low carbon intensity score. The project achieves such scale by not only converting biogas to electricity from cattle manure at the project’s host site, but by also trucking in manure from local dairy farms to convert to renewable natural gas. OPAL Fuels then distributes the fuel through its network of over 140 service stations, which together operate as TruStar Energy.
Source: OPAL Fuels