South Jersey Industries (SJI), an energy infrastructure holding company, and OPAL Fuels Inc., a vertically integrated producer and distributor of renewable natural gas (RNG) and renewable energy, have entered into a 50/50 joint venture to develop, construct, own and operate RNG facilities.
The first facility will be at the Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA) solid waste landfill in Egg Harbor Township, N.J.
“This joint venture furthers OPAL Fuels’ growth strategy as we look forward to leveraging our operational expertise to work with landfills to maximize the value of their resource and meet their ESG goals faster by displacing diesel fuel with RNG in heavy-duty truck fleets,” says Jonathan Maurer, co-CEO of OPAL Fuels.
The Atlantic RNG facility will capture naturally occurring biogas, made up in large part by methane from the landfill, which will be upgraded to meet the required quality standards for distribution and sale. The Atlantic RNG facility is anticipated to have a nameplate capacity of 2,500 SCFM of landfill gas and is expected to produce nearly 4.8 million gasoline gallon equivalent per year of RNG.