EnviTec Biogas to build US plant for SJI

EnviTec Biogas is building a biogas plant for energy infrastructure holding company, SJI Renewable Energy Ventures (SJI).

EnviTec, based in Germany, is currently building four biogas projects in the US, with six other projects also already in the planning stage for this year.

REV LNG is serving as a project developer for the combined biogas and EnviThan gas upgrading plants on behalf of its client, SJI. As a leading project development company in the field of renewable energy sources and mobile energy services, REV LNG specialises in the development, production, supply, transportation, and sale of LNG, CNG and RNG.

SJI, based in Folsom, New Jersey, delivers energy services to customers through two primary subsidiaries: SJI Utilities (SJIU) and SJI Energy Enterprises. SJIU houses the company’s regulated natural gas utility operations, delivering safe, reliable, and affordable natural gas to more than 700,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers across New Jersey via its South Jersey Gas and Elizabethtown Gas subsidiaries.

“We are very happy to be partnering with EnviTec Biogas, who is a global player in the field of biogas plant engineering and the corresponding biogas upgrading technology,” said SJI president Donna Schempp. “The quality of their work and their high technical and safety standards have been setting the standards to follow in their industry.”

Accompanied by their respective teams, Schempp and REV LNG’s CEO, David Kailbourne got a first-hand account of progress at the four projects currently underway and toured the EnviThan production workshop at EnviTec’s construction headquarters in Saerbeck, Germany.

Kailbourne commented: “As a leader in renewable energy project development, REV LNG is committed to implementing creative energy solutions that help our company and the clients we serve to reduce our carbon footprints. Having a world-class original equipment manufacturer is vital to the end goal and we made a major step forward with EnviTec this week.”

Lars von Lehmden, managing director of EnviTec Anlagenbau, said: “The fact that we have already built and brought into service four plants in the US is clearly very beneficial to our further efforts to once again tackle the US biogas and gas upgrading market.

“However, unlike our market-entry projects, the four plants currently under construction will not be producing heat and electricity.”

Following their completion at the end of this year, the plants in the states of New York and Connecticut, which are run using 100% dairy cattle slurry, will make their RNG available via existing natural gas grids.

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