Aria Energy, a Michigan-based renewable energy company, recently celebrated a ribbon cutting ceremony for their newest renewable natural gas facility at the Waste Connections-owned Butler County Landfill in David City, Nebraska. The company constructed, owns and operates the project processing and purifying up to 1,000 cubic feet per minute of landfill gas into pipeline quality biomethane. The fuel is transported to the interstate pipeline through Black Hills Energy’s distribution system, and then sold to Constellation with an intended use by Constellation’s customers as fuel for natural gas vehicle fleets.
“We’re pleased to support this project to bring more renewable energy options to Nebraska. Biomethane is just one more example of how Black Hills Energy is achieving our vision of being the energy partner of choice,” said Jeff Sylvester, vice president of Nebraska Natural Gas Operations for Black Hills Energy.
“It is an honor to have Senator Deb Fischer attend our event and speak about the RFS [Renewable Fuel Standard] Integrity Act of 2019,” said Richard DiGia, Aria Energy’s President and CEO. “Finding consistency and transparency in the RFS rulemaking process is key to encourage Aria Energy and other developers to continue investing in projects like Butler.”
Use of biomethane results in approximately 70% lower greenhouse gas emissions than from equivalent gasoline or diesel fueled vehicles. According to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calculations, the Butler project directly reduces emissions from 5,500 tons of methane and avoids nearly 14,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year, the equivalent of removing 600 passenger vehicles from the road.
Source: Aria Energy