WM opens $55m RNG facility in Texas

Macy Alex on behalf of the Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce
Macy Alex on behalf of the Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce
WM has opened a new renewable natural gas (RNG) facility in Lewisville, Texas, in the US.
The nearly $55 million WM DFW RNG facility is expected to generate approximately 1.2 million MMBtu per year of RNG, which serves the equivalent of almost 55,000 households annually, according to the company.
This is WM’s second RNG facility in the DFW area that will provide renewable energy to North Texans at this scale, with the first facility opening in 2020 in Ferris, Texas, at WM’s Skyline RNG facility.
It is also part of WM’s broader planned investments in renewable energy, which WM said is expected to be more than $1 billion from 2022 through 2026.
The DFW RNG facility processes landfill gas captured from the WM DFW Landfill as organic material decomposes to create RNG.
“We are proud to bring more renewable energy to the Dallas area as part of our continued sustainability growth strategy,” said Tara Hemmer, chief sustainability officer, WM.
“Renewable natural gas captured at our landfills is recognised as a lower-emission renewable fuel source that can power communities and natural gas vehicles.”
More than 20 RNG facilities are expected to be included in WM’s 2022-2026 investment plan, which could power up to 1.7 million homes and support WM maximising the allocation of RNG to its natural gas collection fleet.
Today, nearly half of the fuel allocated to WM’s natural gas fleet comes from renewable sources.
“We always welcome projects that align with The Lewisville 2025 Vision Plan, which focuses on leadership in sustainability, including energy efficiency that this project provides,” said T.J. Gilmore, mayor of Lewisville.
“With WM’s expertise, we know the DFW RNG facility will be a shining example of how we put sustainability into action in our growing and vibrant community.”
Macy Alex on behalf of the Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce

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