First Environment supported The Prasino Group with an engineering review of Blue Line Transfer’s renewable fuel project. The project entails the recovery and conversion of the biogas produced from the anaerobic digestion of organic municipal solid waste performed at the Blue Line Transfer facility—located in South San Francisco—into transportation fuel. The biogas is treated onsite at the facility and converted into Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) for use in Blue Line’s fleet of waste collection trucks as transportation fuel. The project qualifies to earn tradable Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) under the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2).
First Environment performed the engineering review services required under RFS2 in order to register the activity with EPA and qualify Blue Line Transfer to generate the tradable RINs associated with fuel production and use as transportation fuel.
Specifically, First Environment performed the required site inspection visits and review of the technical and contractual documentation pertinent to project activities. We submitted an Engineering Review Report to EPA to validate the project’s application for registration.
Once approved, the project will be able to earn 180,000 RINs per year and avoid the use of 120,000 gallons of diesel fuel annually, which is the equivalent of approximately 1,200 metric tonnes of CO2 emissions avoided each year.