Waga Energy (EPA: WAGA), a global expert in the production of Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) from landfills, signed a commercial agreement with Decatur Hills Landfill, one of the landfills associated with Best Way Disposal, a family-owned waste management company based in Kalamazoo (Michigan, USA), to produce RNG at the Greensburg landfill. As part of this agreement, Waga Energy will fund construction of an RNG production facility using its patented WAGABOX® technology, to upgrade landfill gas (LFG) into pipeline-quality RNG. Waga Energy will operate the RNG Facility for a 20-year initial term, supporting the landfill’s commitment to optimizing methane capture and to maximize renewable energy production.
Once commercial operations are achieved in 2025, the WAGABOX® unit will deliver over 200,000 MMBtu of RNG per year (55 GWh/y). Production will be injected directly into the local natural gas grid through a dedicated interconnect to be built as part of the project. The Decatur Hills Landfill WAGABOX® unit will process up to 1,000 scfm of LFG (1,600 m3/h) into RNG with an environmental benefit avoiding over 13,700 tons of CO2eq annually, equivalent to cutting emissions from 1.4 million gallons of gasoline per year based on the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calculation methodology1. A key pillar for the energy transition, RNG is a local and renewable energy that can substitute fossil-based fuels in transportation, industry, and heating.
1 9,000 tons of eqCO2 based on comparative non-renewable and renewable natural gas emission factors in France according to French energy agency ADEME’s carbon database and factoring in direct and indirect emissions.