Republic Services and two energy partners Aria Energy and BP are coming together to develop a new renewable natural gas (RNG) project at South Shelby Landfill. The two giant energy providers hope to boost service delivery for the Republic to enjoy 50% more renewable landfill gas by 2030.
South Shelby Landfill is widely known as a mega Republic Services facility whose purpose is to recycle the wastes collected countrywide to provide energy. Aria is an energy firm that facilitates the transformation of the garbage or biogas into good RNG. On the other hand, bp moves the RNG to various states via a pipeline network before selling it to renewable energy consumers. This project is the fourth in which the two giant energy providers collaborate to deliver services at a Republic Services landfill.
Aria Energy’s president and CEO Richard DiGia reiterated that this South Shelby RNG program is a vision of the firm’s effort to supply renewable energy in the energy sector by recycling waste into clean energy. The energy obtained can be used in commercial businesses, households, and electric vehicles.
The South Shelby RNG project can generate energy to cover up for over 34000 gallons of natural gas used in a single day. There are over 60 such landfill gas programs in the country which the Republic Services manages.
Republic Services’ senior executive of recycling and sustainability, Pete Keller, stated that they are working towards converting more waste into renewable energy since this is the firm’s primary objective. He added that their goal of deploying over 50% renewable energy generated from wastes by 2030 is visible and achievable if more projects align with their objectives like this South Shelby Landfill program.
Landfill gas is a result of decomposing waste material. The South Shelby RNG program converts the biogas into reusable RNG and then uses it to power a fleet of cars, including the Republic’s delivery trucks. The RNG usually minimizes the greenhouse gas emissions by half of what the gasoline and petrol-powered vehicles generate. This program and the proceeds from the RNG sale often support the state’s Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS).
In conclusion, the senior executive of bp, Sean Reavis, explained that his firm is working on the widening of its renewable energy platform to achieve zero emissions by 2050. He added that this vision would accelerate the country’s switch to clean renewable energy, thereby lowering the global warming effect.