Fortistar LLC, White Plains, N.Y., in partnership with Ares Capital Corp., New York, acquired two landfill renewable natural gas (RNG) facilities, Greentree Landfill Gas and Imperial Landfill Gas, from EDF Renewables North America, San Diego, Calif.
Located in Western Pennsylvania, the two facilities have the capacity to produce 1.5 million decatherms of RNG per year, enough to power 1,117 natural gas trucks and displace 12 million GGE of diesel fuel. Fueling trucks with Fortistar’s RNG will reduce 107,485 metric tons of CO2 per year, equivalent to planting over 2.7 million trees each year.
“The acquisition of these two landfill gas projects is another milepost in our plan to sustainably expand and decarbonize America’s transportation fuel supply,” says Mark Comora, chief executive officer of Fortistar and chairman of TruStar Energy, White Plains, N.Y. “We are closing the RNG supply loop as a uniquely vertically integrated company, extracting it from landfills and moving it into renewable natural gas vehicles and trucks.”
This acquisition is the next step in Fortistar’s renewable natural gas development program. The combined Fortistar and TruStar Energy strengths and unique vertical integration provide an unparalleled platform to deliver execution to both biogas suppliers and the end fleet customers utilizing the benefits of RNG.