Ribbon cutting ceremony celebrates renewable natural gas facility in Nebraska

July 30, 2019. Aria Energy, a Michigan-based renewable energy company recently celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony for their newest Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) facility at the Waste Connections-owned Butler County Landfill in David City, Nebraska on Friday, July 26.

   Aria Energy constructed, owns and operates the project processing and purifying up to 1,000 cubic feet per minute of Landfill Gas into pipeline quality RNG. The RNG is transported to the interstate pipeline through Black Hills Energy’s distribution system. The RNG is sold to Constellation with an intended use by Constellation’s customers as fuel for natural gas vehicle fleets.

   “We’re pleased to support this project to bring more renewable energy options to Nebraska. Renewable Natural Gas is just one more example of how Black Hills Energy is achieving our vision of being the energy partner of choice,” said Jeff Sylvester, vice president of Nebraska Natural Gas Operations for Black Hills Energy.

   The event was attended by Senator Deb Fischer, Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley, NEE Director Jim Macy, local officials and representatives from Waste Connections, Black Hills Energy and Aria Energy.

   “It is an honor to have Senator Fischer attend our event and speak about the RFS Integrity Act of 2019,” said Richard DiGia, Aria Energy’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Finding consistency and transparency in the RFS rulemaking process is key to encourage Aria Energy and other developers to continue investing in projects like Butler.”