Casella, Rudarpa break ground on landfill gas-to-RNG facility
The new processing facility, to be built at the North Country Environmental Services disposal facility I Bethlehem, is designed to capture the landfill gas which is currently being flared and separate it into marketable gases, focusing on methane and CO2.
Once processed, the RNG will be transported by truck for injection into existing pipeline facilities owned by Liberty Utilities. The emissions reduction from converting the landfill gas into a transport fuel is estimated to be 78,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually – equivalent to taking more than 15,000 passenger cars off the road.
“We’re thrilled to see this vision begin to take shape in Bethlehem,” said Casella’s chairman and CEO, John Casella.
“We’re grateful to our partners who helped to develop the infrastructure that will lead to opportunity and environmental benefits for the entire state of New Hampshire and look forward to bringing the additional economic benefits to Bethlehem for years to come.”
The construction phase of the project is estimated to take 13 months and is expected to create up to 30 full-time jobs.
Once operational, up to 12 full- and part-time jobs are expected to be created to allow the facility to produce at capacity.