OPAL Fuels and New River Solid Waste Association Renewable Natural Gas Facility Named Project of the Year by ASCE Florida Section
New River RNG recognized for capturing harmful greenhouse gases and replacing fossil fuel with innovative renewable energy solution
The award recognizes New River RNG’s innovative use of technology to combat two of the most significant contributors to climate change: harmful methane gas emissions and transportation emissions, particularly from the heavy-duty trucking industry. The facility captures methane that is produced from the decomposition of organic material at the landfill, and refines it into RNG, a proven replacement for diesel, providing trucking fleets with a fuel source that’s cleaner than fossil fuels at no additional cost. The facility is set to produce approximately 5 million GGE per year of RNG, which when used as transportation fuel to displace diesel, will avoid GHG emissions equivalent to achieving zero Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions from more than 380 heavy-duty trucks.
“OPAL Fuels is one of the largest developers and operators in the renewable biogas space, with a decades-long track record of making projects like New River RNG a reality,” said
“This renewable natural gas project is a commitment to innovation and contribution to waste conversion and energy recovery,” said Tzufit Boyle, PE, F.ASCE, President, ASCE Florida Section. “This project is the first in
The ASCE Florida Section Award Committee scores the nominees for Project of the Year on several criteria, including innovative application of new or existing technology, future value to the engineering profession, social and economic considerations, complexity of the project, and exceeding client needs.
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