Aria Energy announced the commissioning of a landfill gas to renewable natural gas project at the Waste Connections-owned Butler County Landfill in David City, Nebraska. Aria Energy constructed, owns and operates the project, which processes and purifies up to 1,000 cubic feet per minute of biogas into pipeline quality natural gas. Use of this low-carbon fuel results in approximately 70% lower greenhouse gas emissions than from equivalent gasoline or diesel fueled vehicles.
Landfills above a certain size are required to install a collection system to transport the gas to a collection facility to prevent it from rising into the atmosphere where it would become a greenhouse gas 21 times more potent than CO2. The captured biogas is purified into renewable natural gas which displaces the use of fossil fuels and can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the community.
Biomethane produced by the project is transported to the interstate pipeline through Black Hills Energy’s distribution system where it is sold to Constellation with an intended use by Constellation’s customers as fuel for natural gas vehicle fleets. online casino real money nz “Our expertise and familiarity with both the local utility and the interstate pipeline made this opportunity a natural fit for our business,” said Dino Caro, Senior Vice President, C&I Gas Sales, at Constellation.
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. “The Butler facility continues Aria’s ongoing commitment to converting low carbon fuel sources like gas generated by municipal waste into clean, useful renewable energy for vehicles, homes and businesses,” said Richard DiGia, Aria Energy’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
Source: Aria Energy