First Environment support Element Markets with an engineering review of the New York City Department of Sanitation’s (DSNY’s) conversion of landfill gas captured at the Fresh Kills Landfill to transportation fuel. The biogas is treated onsite at the landfill and injected into a commercial pipeline transferring it to a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) conversion plant located in Topock, Arizona. The LNG fuel is then transported by truck into California for use in trucks and buses 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) 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 19 million RINs per year and avoid the use of 12 million gallons of diesel fuel annually, which is equivalent to approximately 130,000 metric tonnes of CO2 emissions each year.