Republic Services’ Brickyard Landfill Adds RNG Plant - Smart Energy Decisions

GHG Emissions, Industrial, Sourcing Renewables  -  February 20, 2024

Republic Services’ Brickyard Landfill Adds RNG Plant

Republic Services’ Brickyard Landfill in Danville, Illinois, will be using a landfill gas to renewable natural gas plant as an energy source.

Ameresco, Inc., a cleantech integrator specializing in energy efficiency and renewable energy, announced that it achieved commercial operation for the RNG plant. 

The Brickyard facility has a gross nameplate of over 500,000 Dekatherms annually with the potential to displace the production of traditional fuel sources and is capable of processing 2,000 SCFM of raw landfill gas. 

The Brickyard RNG facility captures naturally occurring landfill gas and transforms it into pipeline-grade RNG, a low-carbon transportation fuel. The RNG that is expected to be produced by this facility would reduce over 27,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually if used to displace diesel vehicle fuel.

“At Republic Services, we're committed to supporting decarbonization, and our partnership with Ameresco has helped us accelerate progress toward our 2030 sustainability goals,” said Tim Oudman, Republic Services SVP, Sustainability Innovation, in a statement. “Through the Brickyard RNG facility, we're able to transform naturally occurring biogas into renewable energy for the local community."

The project directly contributes to Republic Services’ goal to reuse 50% more biogas by 2030. 

This is Ameresco’s 12th renewable energy project with Republic, and another 10 projects are in various stages of development, permitting or construction.

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