Two RNG facilities now operational in North Carolina landfills
The Foothills Renewables Project in Caldwell County, NC, and the Upper Piedmont Renewables Project in Person County, NC, convert landfill gas from Republic Services' landfills into RNG.
The RNG from the facilities will provide clean transportation fuel to commercial fleet vehicles.
Each project will initially produce up to 500,000 dekatherms of RNG each year.
The combined 1 million Dth is equivalent to the average annual natural gas use of nearly 17,000 residential customers in North Carolina, according to EVENSOL.
Both projects include the development, design, permitting, construction, commissioning and operations of a state-of-the-art RNG facility.
EVENSOL, based in Sisters, Oregon, and its partners invested in excess of $110 million (€102.8 million) in the combined projects.
Duke Energy, based in Charlotte, NC, is an equity investor in the two projects.
Funding also included nearly $73 million (€68.2 million) in loans guaranteed by the US Department of Agriculture and arranged by Greater Commercial Lending (GCL).
"EVENSOL is thrilled to bring these projects online, providing a beneficial use for large volumes of landfill gas, while creating a valuable renewable energy source for the residents of North Carolina," said David Wentworth, president and CEO of EVENSOL.
"We're excited for the Foothills and Upper Piedmont projects to join our growing portfolio of renewable natural gas investments," said Sasha Weintraub, Duke Energy senior vice president and president of Duke Energy's natural gas business unit.
"Duke Energy is committed to supporting sustainable energy solutions, and we're proud to be an industry leader in the RNG space as we continue our journey toward a cleaner energy future."