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Viridi Energy launches landfill RNG project with Marathon County

Viridi Energy launches landfill RNG project with Marathon County
The Marathon County Solid Waste Department Ringle landfill in Wisconsin (photo courtesy Marathon County Solid Waste Department).

In the United States (US), Viridi Energy Management, LLC (Viridi Energy), a renewable natural gas (RNG) platform, has announced that it has begun construction on a landfill RNG project at the Marathon County Solid Waste Department’s landfill in Ringle, Wisconsin (WI).

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Viridi Energy is a new full-service RNG platform founded by a veteran RNG team. The company is developing a platform to build, own and operate RNG assets with landfill, dairy, and food waste feedstocks across North America.

While the management team has developed more than a dozen landfill-to-RNG sites and has over 100 years of combined experience in the industry, this is one of the first landfill projects developed under the Viridi name, a company they launched last year with the backing of Warburg Pincus LLC and Green Rock Energy Partners LLC.

Landfill gas-to-RNG partnership

The development creates a partnership between Viridi and Marathon County that will convert landfill gas (LFG) into clean RNG, equal to more than three million (US) gallons (≈ 11.36 million litres) of gasoline annually.

Viridi will be converting a dormant biogas-to-energy project into a state-of-the-art RNG facility.

As the transition away from fossil fuels accelerates, our Marathon County project showcases how waste-to-energy projects can be a win-win-win. We are reducing greenhouse gas emissions at the county’s landfill, converting that landfill gas into clean RNG, and replacing the need for fossil fuel-derived natural gas in the process. In addition to the environmental impact, we are excited to support the local economy in Marathon County as we kick off operations in the community, said Dan Crouse, CEO of Viridi Energy.

Reduce onsite emissions

For Marathon County, the partnership with Viridi is its latest sustainable infrastructure venture.

This project will have a direct, positive environmental impact on the surrounding community by reducing the need for on-site emissions mitigation through the conversion of naturally occurring landfill gas into clean RNG.

Once the construction phase is complete and the facility is operational, Viridi will deliver clean energy to offtake partners, including long-term buyers of RNG and the transportation market.

As stewards of our financial and natural resources, we are excited about what this project means for Marathon County. This project is a great example of how innovative and sustainable resource management can benefit our entire community, said Kurt Gibbs, Chair of the Marathon County Board of Supervisors.

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