United States – Enerdyne Power Systems has began work on a state-of-the-art renewable natural gas (RNG) facility at the Twin Chimneys Landfill site in Honea Path, South Carolina, according to the Landfill Group and LS Power.
The Twin Chimneys Power Producers (TCPP) project is set to go operational in the fourth quarter of 2022. Landfill gas, a natural byproduct of waste decomposition, will be collected and processed into RNG at the Twin Chimneys Landfill. The treated landfill gas will subsequently be put into the Greenwood Commissioners of Public Works’ municipal natural gas supply (Greenwood CPW).
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the environmental advantages of this project are equivalent to lowering CO2 emissions by more than 28 million gallons of gasoline per year, which is equivalent to nearly 95,000 cars. The collaboration between TCPP and Greenwood CPW transforms landfill gas from an environmental hazard to a communal resource.
Once operational, TCPP is planned to create roughly 1,200 MMBTU of RNG per day, gradually increasing to approximately 3,000 MMBTU per day. Other Landfill Group companies will manage all development, construction, and operations activities internally. Numerous leaders and partners from Greenville County, Greenwood CPW, the City of Greenville, and U.S. Gain support this project.
Solving future challenges
The TCPP project perfectly aligns with Greenville County’s purpose to offer quality public services to customers through innovative technology while solving future challenges, safeguarding the environment, and saving county resources.
U.S. Gain, a pioneer in the development and distribution of alternative fuels and renewable thermal energy for the transportation and energy markets, will oversee all registration and ongoing reporting activities in order to maximize credit generation and compliance with clean fuel programs mandated by the EPA, the California Air Resources Board (CARB), and the Oregon Department of Quality (DEQ).
The Landfill Group collaborates with LS Power, a power and energy infrastructure development, investment, and operating organization, to construct landfill gas-to-renewable natural gas projects around the United States.