ATCO Energy Solutions, an ATCO company, has partnered with Future Fuel Ltd. to build and operate a renewable natural gas (RNG) facility in Alberta, Canada. Located north of Vegreville, Alberta, the Two Hills RNG Facility is ATCO’s first commercial RNG production facility.
The RNG facility combines organic waste from nearby municipalities with agricultural waste to produce approximately 230,000 gigajoules per year of RNG, which will enter the natural gas grid under a long-term sales contract. According to ATCO, this project will lead to the avoidance of up to 22,000 tons (20,000 tonnes) per year of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions.
Future Fuel, with experience in biofuels and agricultural biomass, is a partner in developing the project. The construction and operation of the facility will be managed by ATCO Energy Solutions.
“This facility is an important investment in the advancement of ATCO’s clean fuels strategy,” said Bob Jones, president of ATCO Energy Solutions. “ATCO is leading the shift to a lower-carbon energy system by enabling our customers’ energy transition to cleaner fuels such as renewable natural gas and hydrogen. We are actively investing in sustainable energy projects – here in Alberta and globally – to decarbonize the way we live and work, in support of a safe, reliable, affordable, and clean energy future.”
Full commercial operation of the project is expected in late 2022. The RNG produced at the Two Hills RNG facility will be injected into the local natural gas distribution system and delivered to customers for use in heating or transportation applications.