Fortistar LLC, in partnership with Ares Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCC), announced today that it has acquired two landfill renewable natural gas (RNG) facilities, Greentree Landfill Gas and Imperial Landfill Gas, from EDF Renewables North America. Located in Western Pennsylvania, the two facilities have the capacity to produce 1.5 million decatherms of RNG per year—enough to power 1,117 natural gas trucks and displace 12 million GGE of diesel fuel. Fueling trucks with Fortistar’s RNG, will reduce 107,485 metric tons of CO 2 per year—equivalent to planting over 2.7 million trees each year.
RNG extracted from landfills is carbon-neutral and chemically identical to natural gas, allowing it to be to be used as a transportation fuel in natural gas vehicles and trucks. The growth in America’s natural gas fueling infrastructure spurred on by companies such as TruStar Energy, an affiliate of Fortistar, has paved the way for a commercially viable RNG industry.