US-based renewable natural gas (RNG) project developer Synthica Energy, LLC has announced the development of Synthica Houston, a new anaerobic digestion (AD) facility in Houston, Texas (TX).
The Synthica Houston facility is being developed at an industrial site along the ship channel east of Houston to ensure easy access for manufacturers in the region.
Houston has been a major target market for Synthica and we are excited to see our plans to scale our model come to fruition, said Sam Schutte, Synthica CEO.
The project is expected to be completed in late 2024 and will utilize Synthica’s “Urban Friendly Digestion” technology, a sustainable method of creating RNG.
The facility will focus on converting organic byproducts from food, beverage, and biofuel producers into RNG, thereby reducing the organics currently taking up space in landfills and other non-sustainable outlets.
Synthica Houston will divert approximately 300 000 tonnes per year of organic wastes from non-sustainable outlets, providing companies in the region who wish to make their operations more environmentally friendly a sustainable choice, Sam Schutte said.
The facility will produce approximately 350 000 MMBTU of carbon-negative RNG per year, removing tens of thousands of tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere, and helping local gas consumers meet aggressive ESG goals.
We are pleased to welcome Synthica Energy to Houston. The company’s new Houston facility advances our region’s global leadership position in the critical effort to create an energy-abundant, low-carbon future, said Susan Davenport, Chief Economic Development Officer of the Greater Houston Partnership.
Analysts have estimated US demand for RNG will increase 45-fold within the next two decades.
Synthica’s state-of-the-art facility will benefit from Houston’s leading energy infrastructure and market, talented energy workforce, and a robust supply of industrial byproducts and organic waste. This new plant comes at an exciting time for Houston as we continue to attract and grow companies that are creating affordable, reliable, and lower-emissions energy resources ended Susan Davenport.