The New River Solid Waste Association (NRSWA) recently signed a 20-year contract agreement with Fortistar to beneficially use landfill gas generated at the New River Regional Landfill (NRRL) in Raiford, Florida. NRSWA has been interested in gas-to-energy projects for nearly 10 years, and this project represents the first of its kind in Florida. The project will convert landfill gas into pipeline-quality natural gas that will be injected into a pipeline at the NRRL for distribution and sale as renewable natural gas. NRSWA Executive Director, Perry Kent said, “We are excited about partnering with Fortistar on this important and industry-leading project. This will be the first project to convert gas from a municipal solid waste landfill to RNG in Florida and we are happy we are able to lead the way. New River has always worked to manage solid waste in a sustainable way and this project is one more step toward New River becoming a fully sustainable solid waste treatment facility.” Throughout this process, Jones Edmunds has worked collaboratively with NRSWA and provided technical expertise and support for achieving a project that created an environmentally responsible use of their of landfill gas and was financially beneficial to NRSWA. Jones Edmunds will also provide site civil design for the RNG facility.
Read more from Environmental + Energy Leader: Florida’s First: Construction Begins on Facility that Will Convert Landfill Methane to Renewable Natural Gas (environmentalleader.com).