EDL opens first RNG facility in Michigan

Global sustainable energy producer EDL and key stakeholders bp, Consumers Energy and Granger Waste Services have welcomed the start of operations at a new landfill gas-to-RNG facility.

The Wood Road RNG Facility is the first of its kind in Lansing, Michigan. The RNG produced will be added to Consumers Energy’s existing pipeline network for delivery to end-users. A portion will also be taken by bp to supply natural gas-powered vehicles across the US.

“Converting waste gases from landfill to RNG, which displaces fossil fuel-derived natural gas, is a significant part of a sustainable, circular economy,” said EDL’s CEO, James Harman.

“We’re proud to contribute to Michigan’s clean energy future through RNG production at this facility that EDL owns and operates.”

The Wood Road RNG Facility will extract and convert about 19,000 tons of methane from landfill gas per year from Granger Waste Services’ Wood Street Landfill into approximately 870,000 MMBtu of pipeline-quality RNG.

“Using this RNG instead of natural gas displaces about 29,000 tons of CO2e per year that would have otherwise resulted from combusting comparable fossil fuels,” said EDL’s head of North America operations, Raymond Ivers. “That’s equivalent to taking 5,700 cars off the road each year.”

Granger Waste Services CEO Keith Granger added: “Granger has been committed to using waste as a resource since 1985 when we became the first company in Michigan to create sustainable renewable energy using landfill gas.

“We’re excited to be a part of this project that takes energy production from landfill gas to the next level.”

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