Archaea Power Inc. introduced the profitable start-up of Venture Assai, an RNG facility situated on the Keystone Sanitary Landfill in Dunmore, Pennsylvania. Pipeline-quality RNG has been produced and industrial operations had been achieved on December 30, 2021. Assai is now the best capability operational RNG facility on the planet. Assai was efficiently constructed, commissioned, and accomplished inside price range and in beneath two years, a timeline materially shorter than business averages for landfill fuel to RNG improvement tasks, together with tasks 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%.
“Completion of Assai is a monumental second for Archaea,” stated Nick Stork, Archaea’s Chief Government Officer. “I’d first wish to thank our crew. They labored day and evening, overcame obstacles, and ignored many voices who stated this couldn’t be finished, not to mention accomplished safely, beneath price range, and on an accelerated timeframe not seen earlier than in our business. I additionally wish to thank the Keystone Sanitary Landfill, their unimaginable individuals and possession. Keystone’s cooperation, imaginative and prescient and world-class operations had been vital to the success of the venture. I’m additionally grateful for our partnerships with Waste Administration, UGI, the Pennsylvania Division of Environmental Safety and our industrial 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 venture. Final however not least, I’m grateful for the numerous learnings that got here from this venture. We self-performed many vital points of this venture that the majority would have outsourced. The compounding results of this data will translate to decrease prices and sooner 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 venture stands to profit from long-term fuel rights agreements at landfills with a long time of capability and strategically situated inside rising waste markets. Roughly 80% of the entire RNG volumes anticipated to be produced at Assai have been contracted on a long-term, mounted charge foundation with FortisBC Power Inc., Énergir, L.P., and The Regents of the College of California, for intervals of as much as 20 years.