New RNG project in California
By Bree Rody
Energy giants BP and Aria Energy will pair on a new RNG project in California, installing digesters on three area dairy farms to convert methane into renewable natural gas.
The gas will mainly be used as fuel in the U.S. transportation sector.
The project, dubbed RNG Moovers, will be centred in California’s Central Valley. Besides Aria Energy, which will provide its expertise in capturing biogas and BP, which will deliver the RNG to the transportation sector, Aligned Digesters will also provide construction on the digesters themselves.
For BP’s part, the corporation is on a mission to expand its RNG business. Sean Reavis, SVP of BP low carbon and trading said in a statement that the project represents an opportunity to do just that.
One of the participating dairy farms is Soarer Dairy Farms. Proprietor Kevin Soares added, “We really wanted to find a solution to help contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases on our dairy farm, but our ownership group was sceptical about the long-term prognosis of the project. When these unique partners met with us, we were confident the right parties were involved.”