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SCS Energy in Indianapolis Landfill Gas Project

California-based SCS Energy said September 5 it has broken ground on a 4mn ft3/day landfill gas to renewable natural gas (RNG) plant in Indianapolis for Indy High Btu, a $25mn joint venture of Kinetrex Energy, Southside Landfill and EDL Energy.

Construction got underway in August, and commercial operations are expected to begin in February 2020.

Kinetrex, a major distributor of LNG, intends to convert the RNG produced at the facility into LNG, which will be used to fuel trucks, replacing nearly 8mn gallons/yr of diesel.

The Indy High facility is the third landfill gas-to-RNG plant designed by SCS Energy to use nitrogen removal, which maximises gas recovery and yields a product that meets pipeline specifications. The other two are a 5mn ft3/day facility in Kentucky, which began operations in March 2018, and a 5mn ft3/day plant in Texas, which is now being built and is expected to begin operations in November 2019.

SCS Energy is a unit of SCS Engineers, which specialises in biogas, anaerobic digestion, renewable natural gas and energy systems for industrial and agricultural operations.