U.S. companies Clean Methane Systems LLC, a biogas-to-energy systems company, and EIP Ventures, LLC, a strategic advisor and asset manager in the renewable energy sector, have entered into a joint venture named “EcoRNG” to develop more than 10 million gallons of renewable fuels from waste streams at landfills, waste water treatment facilities and dairies throughout Oregon.
EcoRNG’s plan is to replace millions of gallons of diesel with renewable natural gas generated from existing waste streams. By capturing harmful waste gases and converting them into pipeline-quality renewable natural gas, EcoRNG will lessen dependence on fossil fuels, reduce emissions and demonstrate a productive use of waste stream bi-products.
“This joint venture is an innovative solution that requires cooperation among regulators, consumers, utilities and producers,” says Tim Robinson, president of Clean Methane Systems. “The collaboration will provide meaningful environmental and economic benefits to our region. We aim to produce better, healthier, and locally produced energy and fueling options.”
The EcoRNG aggregation project in Oregon includes installing biogas upgrade and conditioning equipment at existing production facilities, converting the raw biogas into pipeline-quality RNG, transporting it to a central injection site and marketing the gas for use as environmentally friendly vehicle fuel.
The transportation sector is the highest emitter of greenhouse gases in Oregon. In 2016, transportation produced 39 percent of total in-state emissions, and in large part due to the increases in transportation sector emissions, the State is not on track to achieve our statewide 2020 GHG reduction goals. *
Oregon-based Clean Methane Systems LLC, and its acquired operations, has provided technological solutions to the biogas industry for more than 20 years.
* Source: Oregon’s 2018 Biennial Energy Report