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Republic Services, Aria Energy and bp Partner on New Renewable Energy Project
"The South Shelby RNG project upholds our ongoing commitment to converting low carbon fuel sources like landfill gas into clean, useful renewable energy for vehicles, homes and businesses," said
With a production capacity of 4,000 MMBtu per day, the South Shelby RNG facility can produce the equivalent of nearly 33,250 gallons of gasoline daily. Across the country, Republic is involved with 69 landfill gas projects.
"Renewable energy is a key element of
Landfill gas, or biogas, is produced naturally as waste decomposes. The South Shelby RNG project processes the landfill gas into low-carbon RNG, which is an upgraded, methane-rich product that can be used to fuel natural gas vehicle fleets, such as Republic's collection trucks. Use of this low-carbon fuel results in approximately 50 percent lower greenhouse gas emissions than from equivalent gasoline or diesel fueled vehicles. The project and purchase of the RNG fuel support federal Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS).
"Expanding our renewable natural gas portfolio supports
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