Environmental Power delivers first RNG shipment

The initial delivery of pipeline-quality renewable natural gas has been delivered by an Environmental Power Corporation subsidiary from its Huckabay Ridge facility in Stephenville, Texas.

Microgy Holdings LLC, the subsidiary of Portsmouth-based Environmental Power, designs, constructs and manages waste-to-power facilities.

“With the successful initial delivery of gas at the first of our large-scale RNG facilities, we believe Environmental Power is demonstrating its first mover status in RNG production and has proved a uniquely valuable addition to the spectrum of commercially available renewable fuels,” said Rich Kessel, president and CEO of Environmental Power.

Currently six of Huckabay Ridge’s eight digesters are up and running, generating biogas from manure and other farm-generated waste.

When completed, Huckabay Ridge will be the largest RNG production facility in the world, with an annual output of approximately 650,000 million btus of RNG per year – the equivalent of more than 4.6 million gallons of heating oil.

The Lower Colorado River Authority has purchased the RNG produced by Huckabay Ridge through September 2008.

Huckabay Ridge will also generate 200,000 tons of carbon offset credits annually based on existing Chicago Climate Exchange protocol. Carbon credits are currently valued at $4 per metric ton. – TRACIE STONE

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