Rockingham County chooses Waga Energy to produce biomethane in North Carolina

15 Maggio 2024

Following a request for proposal by the Rockingham County won by Waga Energy, the two parties signed a contract to produce RNG at the waste storage site in the town of Madison in North Carolina, United States.

As part of this agreement, Waga Energy will undertake the construction of a WAGABOX® unit at the waste storage site. This unit is expected to be operational by 2026 and will have a production capacity of 60 GWh (207,000 MMBtu) of RNG per year. This biomethane, a renewable substitute for fossil natural gas, will be directly injected into the local gas network.

The production of RNG at the Rockingham County site is expected to prevent the emission of approximately 13,500 tonnes of CO2eq per year, according to the calculation standards of the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

Rockingham County’s waste storage site processes approximately 100,000 tonnes of waste per year, generated by the county’s 92,000 inhabitants. This collaboration with Waga Energy represents a significant advancement in the energy valorization of waste, providing a sustainable and local solution for waste management in the county.

“In late 2022, Rockingham County released a public RFP for the beneficial use of our landfill gas. We received multiple responses and through a committee began the process of vetting each proposer, ultimately selecting Waga Energy. From this evaluation we selected the best partner to support Rockingham County in monetizing our landfill gas, Waga Energy has the experience, passion, and technology to maximize the value of this waste resource. Through our partnership with Waga Energy, Rockingham County is proud to be utilizing our landfill gas to provide sustainable energy to our community. By upgrading our landfill gas into renewable natural gas, this project supports Rockingham County in reducing our landfill’s environmental impact, while generating new revenues for the county.”

Lance Metzler, Rockingham County Manager.

“We are proud to have been selected by Rockingham County as their partner to maximize the benefits of the landfill gas at the Rockingham County Landfill. Our WAGABOX® RNG facility will convert the landfill gas into a source of energy, fueling the local community and supporting the circular economy. This will be the first WAGABOX® unit in North Carolina and we are excited for the opportunity to contribute to RNG production in the state.”

Guénaël Prince, CEO of Waga Energy Inc. (USA).

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