Amp Americas to operate, manage Arizona RNG project
The project, in operation since 2018, was developed by Equilibrium, an investment firm in carbon transition infrastructure, and GGP. It is designed to capture dairy waste from around 30,000 milking cows across three dairy farms to generate RNG.
The RNG is injected into the Kinder Morgan-El Paso natural gas pipeline and purchased by BP for transportation fuel in California.
Through the operations and management partnership, Amp Americas is responsible for leading all operations, safety and plant management functions, including waste receiving, digestion, biogas generation, and injection.
“Amp Americas has been a great operating partner,” said Equilibrium’s vice president, Christian Cochran. “Its strong reputation and track record of continually improving operations and asset performance at dairy RNG projects complements Equilibrium’s leadership in investing in large-scale projects in the RNG sector.
“In just a few short months, the company has assisted in rebuilding parts of the project, advised on our pathway application, and made significant gains in performance and gas production.”
Since beginning its involvement earlier this year, Amp Americas has worked with Equilibrium to more than double RNG production by addressing a range of issues impacting feedstock collection, plant uptime, and throughput.
With additional equipment upgrades and performance efficiencies, Amp Americas expects another threefold increase in production by the end of the year.
Martin Gilkes, chief operating officer at Amp Americas, said: “We are very fortunate to have such a dedicated and experienced group already on the ground in Maricopa before we arrived.
“We are excited about the opportunity to improve processes, optimise equipment, increase RNG production, and upgrade overall project performance.”