U.S. Gain brings sixth landfill RNG development project online
In the United States (US), U.S. Gain has announced the completion of its sixth renewable natural gas (RNG) landfill development project located in Church Hill, Tennessee. Methane gas from Carter Valley Landfill, which is owned by Republic Services, Inc.—an industry leader in US recycling and non-hazardous solid waste disposal—is being captured and cleaned, and then converted to RNG for the transportation sector.
According to a statement, collaborative efforts from Tennessee Renewable Group (TRG), a leading developer and marketer of renewable natural gas production; Toro Energy, another leader in renewable gas-to-energy development; and U.S. Gain enabled the success of this project.
Our involvement is uniquely tailored to meet the needs of each RNG development project, which is part of the value we bring to the table. In this case, we invested capital to support ongoing costs related to the development of the Carter Valley Landfill and are pleased to see it cross the finish line, said Mike Koel, president of U.S. Gain, a division of U.S. Venture, Inc.
The TRG/U.S. Gain project will generate enough RNG to fuel more than 80 class 8 trucks daily, displacing almost 1.5 million (US) gallons (≈ 5.68 million litres) of diesel annually.
The Carter Valley project is a great example of redevelopment and utilization of smaller gas-producing landfills that had older technology installed, said David Mauney, president of TRG.