Blue Source contracted First Environment to perform the engineering review of the Lanchester Landfill (the Landfill) and Renewable Energy Facility (REF) operated by Granger Energy in Narvon, Pennsylvania.
The landfill gas captured at the Landfill is treated onsite and converted in renewable electricity at the REF, which is fed into the power transmission grid.
The electricity is transferred by the local utility and assigned for use by a fleet of trackless trolley buses operated by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), providing public transportation service in the Philadelphia metro area. The project qualifies to earn tradable Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) under the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s)Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2) program.
First Environment performed the engineering review services required under RFS2 in order to register the activity with EPA and qualify to generate the tradable RINs associated with fuel production and use as transportation fuel.
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 400,000 RINs per year and avoid the use of 300,000 gallons of diesel fuel annually, which is equivalent to approximately 3,000 metric tonnes of CO2 emissions each year.