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    Wood fuel manufacturer to decarbonise with RNG

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Using RNG is expected to reduce Enviva's Scope 1 emissions by 75%.

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Wood fuel manufacturer to decarbonise with RNG

Industrial wood pellet manufacturer Enviva Partners said October 20 it would partner with renewable natural gas (RNG) provider GreenGasUSA in a 10-year RNG offtake agreement aimed at decarbonising Enviva’s natural gas-related Scope 1 emissions.

The agreement underpins a GreenGasUSA project that will install equipment to capture and treat methane that is now being released into the atmosphere at a food processing facility in rural South Carolina. 

GreenGas will then transport the RNG directly to Enviva’s nearby Hamlet plant to be used in its emissions control equipment instead of fossil natural gas. The programme is expected to be operational in Q3 2022, Enviva said.

The methane captured and emissions eliminated as a result of this offtake agreement are expected to offset approximately 75% of all Enviva’s annual Scope 1 emissions.