Air Liquide biomethane expansion continues with inauguration of first US plant

Air Liquide has held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of its landfill gas (LFG) to renewable gas (RNG) purification plant in Walnut, Mississippi.

The new biomethane production plant is located in the Northeast Mississippi Landfill (NEML) site, which is owned by Northeast Mississippi Solid Waste Management Authority and operated by Waste Connections, a national solid waste company.

According to a statement from the French headquartered company, the new facility is the first large-scale biomethane production plant designed and built by Air Liquide in the United States.

The new facility purifies household waste gas provided by the landfill and converts it into renewable natural gas that is put back into the energy grid, providing renewable energy for surrounding communities.

“Air Liquide is committed to providing reliable, secure and sustainable energy solutions for our customers and global society, and we firmly believe in the power of renewable energy as a cornerstone of this energy transformation,” said Michael Graff, chairman and CEO of American Air Liquide Holdings.

“We are proud to offer innovative and sustainable technologies that strengthen this commitment across the US.”

Air Liquide currently operates 10 biomethane production sites across the world, and in April 2018 announced it had doubled its global biomethane production capacity.


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