On December 30, 2021, Waga Vitality, a European knowledgeable within the manufacturing of Renewable Pure Fuel (RNG) from landfill fuel, signed a contract with Steuben County, New York for the event of an RNG venture at a municipal strong waste landfill positioned within the city of Tub. Waga Vitality will construct a landfill fuel upgrading unit utilizing its patented WAGABOX® know-how. As soon as accomplished, the unit will produce grid compliant RNG (often known as biomethane) from the methane generated by the decomposition of the waste within the landfill.
The WAGABOX® unit might be commissioned by March 2023. It’ll purify 1,000 customary cubic ft per minute (1,600 cubic meters per hour) of uncooked landfill fuel to ship 207,000 mmBtu (60 GWh) of RNG. The power will produce RNG that can be utilized for residential consumption or as a transportation gasoline, equal to supplying round 4,000 houses with clear, native, and renewable vitality, saving an estimated 13,500 tons of carbon dioxide per 12 months.
Waga Vitality will fund, construct, function and preserve the WAGABOX® unit beneath a 20-year landfill fuel provide contract with Steuben County. The complete facility might be inbuilt North America, except one of many parts of the cryogenic module that might be imported from France. Waga Vitality will generate revenues by promoting RNG to a non-public offtaker by a purchase order settlement just like the PPAs (energy buy agreements) generally used for renewable electrical energy initiatives. The income generated by the venture might be shared with Steuben County.
Steuben County is dwelling to roughly 94,000 residents, and its strong waste landfill in Tub is permitted to get rid of 150,000 tons of waste per 12 months. In July 2020 the County issued a aggressive RFP (request for proposals) for a landfill fuel utilization venture to gather and improve the fuel which is at present flared.