Montauk Renewables Inc has announced it will develop a renewable natural gas (RNG) project at a municipal waste landfill site in Irvine, California.
The company said the project will be undertaken by its subsidiary Bowerman Power at the Frank R. Bowerman waste landfill site.
The project represents Montauk's second waste-to-energy initiative in Orange County, alongside its extant 20 megawatt renewable electric generation facility that was commissioned in 2016.
Capital investment for the project is estimated to be between $85 million and $95 million (€77.5m to €86.7m), the company said, with its commissioning expected in 2026 to produce about 3,600 million British thermal units per day.
"Our project with Montauk supports the circular economy by taking a waste product and producing renewable natural gas that can be used to power vehicles, heat homes and generate electricity in our communities," said Tom Koutroulis, director of the Orange County Waste & Recycling Department.
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