April 5, 2019 10:45 AM, EDT

Fortistar Acquires Landfills for Renewable Natural Gas

Clean energy supplier Fortistar, in partnership with financial company Ares Capital Corp., announced it acquired two landfill renewable natural gas facilities in western Pennsylvania from EDF Renewables North America.

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The facilities have the capacity to produce 1.5 million decatherms of RNG per year. That’s enough to power 1,117 natural gas trucks and displace 12 million gasoline-gallon equivalents of diesel fuel. Fueling with RNG would reduce 107,485 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year, the equivalent to planting more than 2.7 million trees each year, according to the White Plains, N.Y.-based company.

“The acquisition of these two landfill gas projects is another milepost in our plan to sustainably expand and decarbonize America’s transportation fuel supply,” Fortistar CEO Mark Comora said in a company news release.

Fortistar owns and operates lower carbon energy-generating companies in the United States and Canada. — Transport Topics