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TC Energy invests in a renewable natural gas project at Jack Daniel’s distillery

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Firstly, the company announced it would invest $29.3 million in a facility using a byproduct from the famed Jack Daniel Distillery in Lynchburg, Tenn. The system will produce renewable natural gas.

Secondly, the facility is owned by Lynchburg Renewable Fuels LLC. 3 Rivers Energy Partners LLC is developing it. It will break down the byproduct from the whiskey distilling process to generate methane gases recovered as biogas.

Thirdly, a biogas upgrade plant will remove contaminants to produce pipeline-quality renewable natural gas directly connected to a local utility. Liquid fertilizer will also be made, stored, and distributed to meet local agricultural demand.

Renewable natural gas

It is a non-fossil fuel and it is getting interested as concerns about climate change intensify.

Moreover, organic waste from food production, food waste, farming, landfill, and wastewater treatment are responsible for about 25 percent of human-caused global emissions of methane. It is a harmful greenhouse gas.

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Virginia Natural Gas is now hiring to attract the next generation of workers to the energy industry.

Today is possible to get methane from waste to create an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional natural gas. It can be used for home heating, cooking, and even fueling vehicles.

TC Energy has been transporting renewable fuels since 2002, with the current capacity to move over 30 billion cubic feet annually through 17 interconnects across its pipeline network.

This new facility marks the company’s first investment in the production of RNG.

Renewable Canada

Renewable natural gas projects announcements had risen from Canadian energy and utility companies eager to lower their carbon footprint. ATCO Energy Solutions is building its first RNG facility near Vegreville, Alta. Also, it will use a combination of local feedlot manure and municipal green bin waste as feedstocks.

On the other side, Enbridge Inc., with its partner Vanguard Renewables, announced plans to build eight RNG facilities across the United States. Finally, Suncor Energy Inc. decided to sell off its wind and solar assets instead of focusing on hydrogen and renewable natural gas.

More information about energy in Canada, available, here.

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