Kinetrex Energy, EDL and South Side Landfill celebrated the completion of the Indy High BTU plant at the Indianapolis South Side Landfill. The plant, which will be fully operational March 20, will convert landfill methane gas into approximately 8 million gallons of pipeline-quality renewable natural gas each year, and in the process, reduce greenhouse gas air emissions in Central Indiana, develop a local renewable resource and lower fuel costs. Indy High BTU is the largest biomethane plant in Indiana.
“This is an exciting day for our city,” said Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett. “We are pleased to see Kinetrex Energy, a homegrown-Indianapolis company, spearheading the effort to provide cleaner, renewable fuel for transportation across the Midwest.”
With construction now complete, Indy High BTU will begin supplying Kinetrex Energy with renewable natural gas, which Kinetrex will turn into LNG and sell to Midwest transportation fleets. Kinetrex recently announced a six-year agreement with UPS to supply the global shipping company with up to 52.5 million gallons of LNG for its Class 8, LNG-powered fleets in Chicago, Toledo, Columbus, St. Louis and Indianapolis.
“Indy High BTU is a major milestone for Kinetrex Energy, our partners and central Indiana,” said Kinetrex Energy President and CEO Aaron Johnson. “The plant strengthens our position as leaders in the creation of renewable fuel and natural gas delivery. The biomethane from the landfill will replace over 8 million gallons of diesel. It is cheaper than diesel and significantly reduces the emission of methane and other greenhouse gases.”
“South Side Landfill has been proactively capturing gas at the landfill for commercial use for more than 30 years, and this is the latest step in reducing emissions to make our city safer and healthier for our residents,” commented South Side Landfill President Mike Balkema.
“We are excited to harness the full potential of renewable natural gas to help decarbonize the transportation industry,” added EDL Head of North American Operations, Central Region, Jim Grant.
Source: Kinetrex Energy