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U.S. Gain becomes the largest RNG supplier in Oregon

U.S. Gain, a leader in the development, procurement, and distribution of renewable natural gas (RNG) for the North American transportation and energy markets has become the largest RNG supplier in Oregon. Recently the company signed supply agreements with Salem Area Mass Transit District, Gresham Sanitary, Heiberg Garbage & Recycling, and Pride Disposal.

U.S. Gain becomes the largest RNG supplier in Oregon after having signed supply
agreements with Salem Area Mass Transit District, Gresham Sanitary, Heiberg
Garbage & Recycling, and Pride Disposal (photo courtesy U.S. Gain).

These supply agreements come shortly after U.S. Gain announced its RNG supply agreement in April 2020 with the Port of Seattle for use at the Seattle Tacoma International Airport.

We’re excited to bring RNG to the Oregon market. Given the creation of Oregon’s Clean Fuels Program, fleets can reduce emissions without compromising their bottom line. I’m honored to work with leading organizations like Salem Area Mass Transit District, Gresham Sanitary Service, Heiberg Garbage & Recycling, and Pride Disposal that are committed to improving quality of life for all of us on the West Coast, says Marten Mills, Business Development Manager for U.S. Gain.

Salem Area Mass Transit District operates with the vision of making a positive difference by enhancing community livability through innovative, sustainable regional transportation options. Integrating natural gas transit buses was the first step in their quest to become more sustainable. Utilizing RNG in place of traditional natural gas further exemplifies their commitment to emission reductions.

One of the District’s priorities is sustainability, and this move to RNG allows us to double down on our commitment to being strong environmental stewards. Public transit has always been a cleaner ride than your run-of-the-mill car ride, but with this change, our air will be cleaner and our impact on the global climate system is reduced even further, said Board President Ian Davidson.

Gresham Sanitary Service, serving the areas of Gresham and Portland, was the first company in Oregon to bring natural gas refuse trucks to their fleet, and as of March 2020, 100 percent of their primary fleet is now powered by RNG.

Heiberg Garbage & Recycling has a fleet of 11 natural gas refuse trucks powered by RNG that displace over 60 000 (US) gallons (≈ 227 100 litres) of diesel annually. These vehicles also offer noise reductions appreciated by Portland residents they serve.

Pride Disposal has been dedicated to creating clean and safe neighborhoods for more than 34 years, through its fleet of 25 natural gas refuse trucks in Sherwood, Tigard, King City, Beaverton, Durham, Hillsboro, and Washington County communities. A conversion to RNG produces even stronger environmental benefits for its customers.

RNG offers significant greenhouse gas and criterion air pollutant emission reductions, benefitting not only our planet but also the health and livability for residents in our local communities. Additionally, fleets may achieve meaningful cost savings through the use of RNG, which may be very helpful during the current economic slow-down, showcasing another way that RNG can make a real difference. We applaud U.S. Gain’s pursuit of opportunities in Oregon, said Alex Schay with the NW Alliance for Clean Transportation.

A decade in operation, U.S. Gain, a subsidiary of U.S. Ventures currently has 20 RNG development projects, 50 gas filling stations, and 100 RNG delivery points across North America. The company continues to invest in RNG development to expand supply for organizations seeking RNG as an alternative fuel and/or renewable thermal energy solution.

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