Ameresco Begins Producing RNG from Landfill Gas in Illinois to Displace Traditional Diesel Fuel

Feb. 22, 2024
The Brickyard facility has the potential to displace the production of traditional fuel sources by having a gross nameplate of more than 500,000 Dekatherms per year

Ameresco has achieved commercial operation at its landfill gas to renewable natural gas (RNG) plant at the Brickyard Landfill in Danville, Illinois.

The Brickyard RNG facility captures naturally occurring landfill gas and transforms it into pipeline-grade RNG – a low-carbon transportation fuel. When used to displace diesel vehicle fuel, the RNG produced by the facility can reduce CO2 emissions by more than 27,000 tons annually – the equivalent of planting 326,000 acres of forests.

The Brickyard facility has the potential to displace the production of traditional fuel sources by having a gross nameplate of more than 500,000 Dekatherms per year and the capability to process 2,000 standard cubic feet per minute of raw landfill gas.

This reduces US reliance on nonrenewable resources, such as oil and gas, while contributing to the circular economy by extracting value from waste and transforming it into a clean energy source.

Ameresco is a Gold Sponsor at Microgrid 2024

Industry's Most Focused Event on Microgrids & DERs

Happening April 22-24 in Baltimore

“Creating clean energy, reducing harmful emissions, and making a tangible impact on the environment towards a carbon-neutral future depends on collaboration,” said Michael Bakas, EVP of Ameresco. “This [project] will turn waste into a reliable source of renewable energy and provide tremendous resiliency to enhance our nation’s security of supply for years to come.”