Clean Methane Systems LLC and EIP Ventures LLC have announced a joint venture that plans to develop more than 10 million gallons of renewable fuels from waste streams at landfills, wastewater treatment facilities and dairies throughout Oregon.
Dubbed EcoRNG, the joint venture plans to capture harmful waste gases and convert them into pipeline-quality renewable natural gas (RNG). Clean Methane Systems, along with its acquired operations, has provided technological solutions to the biogas industry for more than 20 years. EIP Ventures is a strategic advisor, developer and asset manager of socially conscious water and renewable energy projects.
“This joint venture is an innovative solution that requires cooperation among regulators, consumers, utilities and producers,” says Tim Robinson, president of Clean Methane Systems. “The collaboration will provide meaningful environmental and economic benefits to our region. We aim to produce better, healthier, and locally produced energy and fueling options.”
The EcoRNG aggregation project in Oregon includes installing biogas upgrade and conditioning equipment at existing production facilities, converting the raw biogas into pipeline-quality RNG, transporting it to a central injection site and marketing the gas for use as environmentally friendly vehicle fuel.