First Environment support Element Markets with an engineering review of Clean Energy Renewable Fuels’ conversion of landfill gas from three Johnstown Regional Energy landfills to transportation fuel. The biogas is treated onsite at the landfills and injected in a commercial pipeline transferring it to a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) conversion plant located in Boron, California and operated by Clean Energy Renewable Fuels. The LNG fuel is then distributed by truck in California for use as transportation fuel primarily by truck and bus fleets. 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 approximately 13 million RINs per year, avoiding the use of 7.8 million gallons of diesel fuel annually, which is the equivalent to approximately 80,000 metric tonnes of CO2 emissions each year.