Canada’s Greenlane Renewables has received a contract from U.S. energy firm Synthica St. Bernard to supply an integrated desulfurization and water wash system for a new renewable natural gas (RNG) project in Ohio.
The contract, valued at C$7.2 million (about $5.2M U.S., at current exchange rates), will see Greenlane supply the system to upgrade the biogas generated from food waste streams into pipeline-spec RNG.
The project is expected to process around 190,000 tons of organic waste annually from nearby food and beverage manufacturers, producing about 250 billion British thermal units of pipeline-quality RNG per year for direct injection into the local natural gas pipeline network.
The American Biogas Council estimates that eliminating food waste from landfills can reduce methane emissions, which are considered multiple times more damaging as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. The U.S. creates as much or more than 100 million tons of food waste annually, according to various reports.
Greenlane says it expects to commence order fulfillment immediately.
"Synthica St. Bernard is committed to providing its customers with reliable energy, and RNG is playing a more important role in that as well as helping them reduce their overall greenhouse gas emissions footprint and offer more sustainable energy products,” Brad Douville, CEO of Greenlane, said. “Greenlane is proud to partner with Synthica St. Bernard in its quest to decarbonize operations.”
Synthica St. Bernard is the first project company of a joint venture between a subsidiary of UGI Energy Services and Synthica Energy. UGI Energy Services markets natural gas, electricity and liquid fuels to commercial, institutional and industrial customers at approximately 42,000 locations in 11 eastern states and Washington, D.C. in the U.S.