Evensol LLC, a renewable energy project developer, has proudly announced the successful commissioning of two cutting-edge Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) facilities in North Carolina. These state-of-the-art facilities are set to play a crucial role in providing biogas for the production of renewable fuel to power commercial fleet vehicles.
The two newly established sites are poised to be formidable RNG powerhouses, with an initial production capacity of up to 500,000 dekatherms of RNG annually. This impressive feat will be achieved by harnessing landfill gas from Republic Services' landfills, as per a press release made public on Monday.
The realization of these groundbreaking ventures, known as the Foothills Renewables Project in Caldwell County and the Upper Piedmont Renewables Project in Person County, demanded substantial investments exceeding USD 110 million (EUR 102.4 million). Evensol, along with its collaborative partners, including equity contributions from Duke Energy, made this visionary endeavor possible. It's worth noting that the lion's share of the project's cost, approximately USD 73 million, was covered through loans backed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The meticulous planning and construction of these facilities were entrusted to Energyneering Solutions LLC (ESI), an industry leader in this domain. ESI will also assume the role of facility operator, ensuring the seamless operation of these essential RNG plants. Notable equipment providers for these projects include Air Liquide, Guild Associates, Perennial Energy, and Vilter Manufacturing, cementing the collaboration between various industry experts.
In a notable development, these two RNG facilities have entered into a supply agreement with BP Plc, a prominent British oil and gas giant, as previously announced. This strategic partnership is set to play a pivotal role in advancing the adoption of sustainable and environmentally friendly RNG fuel solutions in North Carolina and beyond. Evensol's commitment to green energy and sustainability continues to drive positive change, making a substantial contribution to the region's transition towards a greener and cleaner future.