bp’s Archaea Energy opens RNG plant in Kentucky

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bp’s Archaea Energy has celebrated the startup of its original Archaea Modular Design (AMD) renewable natural gas (RNG) plant in Jeffersonville, Kentucky, with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
The plant is next to the Montgomery County Landfill, which is owned by Rumpke Waste and Recycling.
Using the AMD process, the Montgomery County plant captures the gas from Rumpke’s landfill and converts it to RNG.
The Montgomery County Landfill can process 3,200 cubic feet of landfill gas per minute (scfm) into RNG – enough gas to heat around 13,026 homes annually, according to the EPA’s Landfill Gas Energy Benefits Calculator.
Traditionally, RNG plants have been custom built, but the AMD allows plants to be built on skids with interchangeable components.
Using a standardised modular design can lead to a faster build than previous industry standards.
"This opening marks a significant milestone for us in the Midwest," said Will Burton, executive vice president of Archaea Energy. "It's our second AMD project with Rumpke and shows our collective strength and ingenuity. We are thrilled to provide Kentucky communities with a cleaner and more sustainable fuel source."
“Rumpke has been investing in green technology at our landfills since 1986,” said Jeff Rumpke, area president, Rumpke. “The Montgomery County Landfill project is the seventh landfill-gas-to-energy plant to come online at our network of regional landfills. This plant will provide our Central and Eastern Kentucky customers assurance that their waste is not only being properly managed – but beneficially reused.”
With the acquisition of Archaea, bp is now the largest RNG producer in the US.

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