Fortistar LLC, a low-carbon energy generation company based in New York State, has in partnership with Ares Capital Corporation (Ares), acquired two landfill renewable natural gas (RNG) facilities, Greentree Landfill Gas and Imperial Landfill Gas, from EDF Renewables North America. The purchase is in line with Fortistar’s Renewable Natural Gas development program announced one year ago.
Located in Western Pennsylvania, the two facilities have the capacity to produce 1.5 million decatherms of RNG per year—enough to power 1,117 natural gas trucks and displace 12 million GGE of diesel fuel. Fueling trucks with Fortistar’s RNG, will reduce 107,485 metric tons of CO2 per year—equivalent to planting over 2.7 million trees each year.
RNG extracted from landfills is carbon-neutral and chemically identical to natural gas, allowing it to be to be used as a transportation fuel in natural gas vehicles and trucks. The growth in America’s natural gas fueling infrastructure spurred on by companies such as TruStar Energy, an affiliate of Fortistar, has paved the way for a commercially viable RNG industry.
“The acquisition of these two landfill gas projects is another milepost in our plan to sustainably expand and decarbonize America’s transportation fuel supply,” said Mark Comora, CEO, Fortistar and Chairman of TruStar Energy. “We are closing the RNG supply loop as a uniquely vertically integrated company, extracting it from landfills and moving it into renewable natural gas vehicles and trucks.”
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