Archaea Power declares startup of Pennsylvania RNG challenge

Archaea Power Inc., an industry-leading renewable pure fuel (RNG) firm, introduced Dec. 30 the profitable start-up of Mission Assai, an RNG facility situated on the Keystone Sanitary Landfill in Dunmore, Pennsylvania. Pipeline-quality RNG has been produced and business operations had been achieved on Dec. 30, 2021. Assai is now the very best capability operational RNG facility on the planet.

Assai was efficiently constructed, commissioned, and accomplished inside funds and in beneath two years, a timeline materially shorter than {industry} averages for landfill fuel to RNG improvement initiatives, together with initiatives of a lot smaller dimension. Assai has an inlet capability of twenty-two,500 scfm and combines landfill fuel flows from the Keystone Sanitary Landfill and the Waste Administration Alliance Landfill. Assai is anticipated to scale back CO2 emissions by over 200,000 metric tons yearly and considerably scale back air pollution, many by over 90 p.c.

“Completion of Assai is a monumental second for Archaea,” mentioned Nick Stork, Archaea’s CEO. “I’d first prefer to thank our staff. They labored day and evening, overcame obstacles, and ignored many voices who mentioned this couldn’t be executed, not to mention accomplished safely, beneath funds, and on an accelerated timeframe not seen earlier than in our {industry}. I additionally need to thank the Keystone Sanitary Landfill, their unbelievable folks and possession. Keystone’s cooperation, imaginative and prescient and world-class operations had been crucial to the success of the challenge. I’m additionally grateful for our partnerships with Waste Administration, UGI, the Pennsylvania Division of Environmental Safety and our business companions, FortisBC Power Inc., Énergir L.P., and The College of California System, who’ve all made significant long-term commitments to decarbonization and to the success of this challenge. Final however not least, I’m grateful for the numerous learnings that got here from this challenge. We self-performed many crucial elements of this challenge that almost all would have outsourced. The compounding results of this data will translate to decrease prices and quicker timelines for landfill house owners and offtake companions throughout North America. LFG!”

Assai is anticipated to ship over 4 million MMBtu of RNG yearly at projected flows, methane restoration and uptime, leading to over $40 million of annual projected EBITDA. The challenge stands to learn from long-term fuel rights agreements at landfills with many years of capability and strategically situated inside rising waste markets. Roughly 80% of the whole RNG volumes anticipated to be produced at Assai have been contracted on a long-term, fastened price foundation with FortisBC Power Inc., Énergir, L.P., and The Regents of the College of California, for intervals of as much as 20 years.