U.S. Gain, a leader in development, procurement and distribution of sustainable energy solutions, announces 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 U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste disposal—is being captured and cleaned, and then converted to RNG for the transportation sector. 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.
The TRG/U.S. Gain project will generate enough RNG to fuel more than 80 class 8 trucks daily, displacing almost 1,500,000 gallons of diesel annually.
RNG is an ultra-clean, low-carbon natural gas alternative that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions up to 125% as compared to diesel. For energy purposes, RNG is chemically identical to pipeline quality gas, but is a product created by the decomposition of organic materials in renewable waste streams. RNG relies on the same infrastructure as fossil fuel natural gas, such as pipelines, gas compressors, refueling stations and vehicle engine technology. The key difference of RNG is its renewable characteristics versus geologic sources of compressed natural gas (CNG).
60 percent of all new refuse trucks run on compressed (CNG) and renewable (RNG) natural gas – not diesel? Fleets across the country have made the switch and are committed to a future with natural gas vehicles (NGVs). See Natural Gas: Fuel Choice for Refuse.