Waga Energy partners with Scott County to produce RNG in Davenport, Iowa
Waga Energy will fund the construction of an RNG facility, using its patented WAGABOX® technology, to upgrade landfill gas into pipeline-quality RNG.
Waga Energy will operate the plant for a 20-year initial term, sharing revenue with the Commission and Linwood.
It will also support the Commission's ongoing wellfield operations to optimise methane capture and maximise renewable energy production.
Once commercial operations are achieved in 2025 , the WAGABOX® unit will be able to deliver over 200,000 MMBtu of RNG per year (60 GWh).
Production will be injected directly into the nearby gas pipeline through a 1-mile (1.6 kilometre) connection to be constructed as part of the project.
The facility will produce energy with an environmental benefit avoiding over 13,700 CO2 annually, equivalent to avoiding emissions from 1.4 million gallons of gasoline per year based on the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calculation methodology.
The Scott Area Landfill, operated by the Waste Commission of Scott County on property leased from Linwood, receives around 185,000 tonnes of waste per year produced by the residents of 17 local municipalities and Scott County.
A result of 15 years of development, the WAGABOX® technology maximises the renewable energy production of landfills by offering pipeline-quality RNG, regardless of the landfill gas variations in flow rate and composition, and regardless of the nitrogen concentration.
"We are thrilled to partner with the Waste Commission of Scott County and Linwood on this circular economy project serving the local community and the energy transition," said Kathy Morris, executive director of Waste Commission of Scott County. "Thanks to our unique and innovative WAGABOX® technology, the energy contained in the waste stored at the Scott Area Landfill, that was flared until now, will be injected directly into the local pipeline to supply homes and businesses"