GreenGasUSA and Dominion Energy Carolina Gas (DECG) announced an agreement to construct the first renewable natural gas injection point on DECG’s interstate pipeline system. The injection point will be located in Georgetown SC and will allow producers of methane gas from landfill, farm waste and other sources to inject renewable natural gas into DECG’s interstate pipeline system.
Thanks to technological innovation, waste methane can be captured and converted into clean energy that can heat homes and power businesses. When methane is converted into RNG, it captures 25 times more greenhouse gases from the atmosphere than are released when RNG is used by consumers. That makes RNG better than zero-carbon. It’s actually carbon-beneficial.
Marc Fetten, GreenGas’ founder, said this injection point and partnership with Dominion is exactly the type of investment we love to pursue. “It fits all our investment criteria, including environmental sustainability through the capture of greenhouse gases, offering innovative and groundbreaking solutions, the first of its kind on Dominion’s system, and creating value for our customers by adding capacity in a constrained market.
The injection point will also provide much needed new firm natural gas capacity to residential, commercial and industrial customers. This investment will create 15 new jobs for Georgetown County,
The gas transportation process will be efficiently managed by our gas delivery company, NeoGas, which will compress the RNG from farms and move it to the injection point, where it will be decompressed and injected into the pipeline. However, the most gratifying part of this project has been seeing the positive impact on our farming communities. Farmers can now generate additional income and eliminate problematic waste streams, by partnering with GreenGas to develop waste to energy projects.”
Yancey McGill, former Lt. Governor of South Carolina and NESA Executive Committee Chairman. “Natural gas availability has always been a topic of discussion for the lower part of the NESA region. It is very exciting to now have a solution for companies who otherwise may not have considered doing business here. We look forward to seeing the impacts GreenGas’ investment will have on our region in the coming years.”