Waga Energy signed a commercial agreement with the Waste Commission of Scott County, an inter-governmental solid waste management agency, and Linwood Mining and Minerals Corporation, a leader in the limestone industry in the Midwest, to produce RNG at the Scott Area landfill in Davenport, Iowa.
Waga Energy will build and operate the WAGABOX® unit for a 20 year initial term, sharing revenue with the Commission and Linwood. Waga Energy will also support the Commission’s ongoing wellfield operations to optimize methane capture and maximize renewable energy production.
As of 2025, the WAGABOX® unit will produce over 200,000 MMBtu of RNG per year (60 GWh), that will directly be injected into the nearby gas pipeline through a 1-mile (1.6 kilometer) connection to be constructed as part of the project. The facility will produce energy with an environmental benefit avoiding over 13,700 tons of CO2 annually1. A key pillar for the energy transition, RNG is a local, renewable energy source that can substitute fossil-based fuels in transportation, industry, and heating.
The Scott Area Landfill, operated by the Waste Commission of Scott County on property leased from Linwood, receives around 185,000 tons of waste per year produced by the residents of 17 local municipalities and Scott County. The project will generate additional revenue to both the Commission and Linwood, while contributing to the energy transition and the fight against climate change.
Guénaël Prince, CEO of Waga Energy Inc.: “We are thrilled to partner with the Waste Commission of Scott County and Linwood on this circular economy project serving the local community and the energy transition. Thanks to our unique and innovative WAGABOX® technology, the energy contained in the waste stored at the Scott Area Landfill, that was flared until now, will be injected directly into the local pipeline to supply homes and businesses”.
Kathy Morris, Executive Director of Waste Commission of Scott County: “The Commission, Linwood Mining and Minerals and Waga Energy have worked together to form an excellent public-private partnership. This collaboration has generated a forward-thinking project that benefits all partners and the environment. We are thrilled that the methane gas generated at the Scott Area Landfill will be converted into RNG. The Commission is excited for the opportunity to provide direct environmental benefits to our local community”.
Mike Bush, President of Linwood Mining & Minerals Corp: “We are delighted to be involved in this project that conserves resources for future generations and builds a better world, as our family business has been doing for five generations”.
1 Equivalent to avoiding emissions from 1.4 million gallons of gasoline per year based on the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calculation methodology