Two renewable natural gas facilities in the Upper Piedmont are now operating in landfills

Two renewable natural gas facilities in the Upper Piedmont are now operating in landfills

Sisters, ore., November 6, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Evensol LLC, a developer of renewable energy projects focused on biogas and methane mitigation, announced that it has developed two renewable natural gas (“RNG”) facilities in North Carolina Which is now ready to work. Foothills Renewable Energy Sources Project in Caldwell County, North Carolinaand the Upper Piedmont Renewable Energy Project Pearson County, North Carolina, convert landfill gas from Republic Services’ landfills to RNG. They make a meaningful, positive environmental impact, taking a natural byproduct of waste and turning it into renewable fuel.

Evensol, headquartered in Sisters, orAnd its partners invested more than $110 million In joint projects. Charlotte, NickDuke-based Energy is an equity investor in the two projects. The financing also included approx 73 million dollars In USDA-guaranteed loans arranged through Greater Commercial Lending (“GCL”).

“EVENSOL is very pleased to bring these projects online, providing beneficial use of significant amounts of landfill gas, while creating a valuable renewable energy source for area residents. North Carolina. We are grateful to all project stakeholders, investors and lenders for their patience and support in bringing these historic facilities online, the first landfill to be connected to CNG facilities in North Carolina,” He said David WentworthPresident and CEO of EVENSOL.

Both projects include the development, design, permitting, construction, commissioning and operation of a modern compressed natural gas facility. Energyneering Solutions, LLC (“ESI”) designed, constructed and operated the facilities. Key components of the project include equipment from Air Liquide, Guild Associates, Perennial Energy and Filter Manufacturing.

“ESI has enjoyed drawing on its many years of experience dedicated exclusively to the biogas industry to design and build these facilities. The real win-win for ESI and all stakeholders involved is that ESI will also operate the facilities, drawing on the intimate knowledge we have developed through their design and construction,” he said. Benny BensonPresident of ESI.

Renewable natural gas from the utility will provide clean transportation fuel for commercial fleet vehicles. Each project will initially produce up to 500,000 dekatherms of renewable natural gas each year. Combined, the million deaths equates to the average annual natural gas use of approximately 17,000 residential customers in North Carolina.

“We are excited to have the Foothills and Upper Piedmont projects join our growing portfolio of renewable natural gas investments,” he said. Sasha Weintraub, senior vice president of Duke Energy and president of Duke Energy’s natural gas business unit. “Duke Energy is committed to supporting sustainable energy solutions, and we are proud to be a leader in renewable natural gas as we continue our journey toward a cleaner energy future.”

As a leader in the environmental services industry, Republic Services is committed to decarbonizing operations and providing low-carbon solutions to clients. These landfill CNG projects directly support the Republic’s long-term sustainability goal of 50% beneficial reuse of biogas by 2030.

“At Republic Services, our vision is to partner with customers to create a more sustainable world now and for generations to come,” said the head of the Republic Services region. Shane Walker. “Through our partnership, these projects will allow us to convert landfill gas into a low-carbon fuel source that reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Projects like this not only help Republic Services achieve our sustainability goals, they help our customers as well.”

About Evensol LLC
EVENSOL LLC was founded in 2013 to create value for its partners, investors and venture counterparties through the selective acquisition and development of renewable fuel-based energy assets, with a particular focus on the biomass, biogas and biofuels sectors throughout the United States and abroad.

EVENSOL seeks to develop and acquire renewable energy assets that require careful attention to technical details, flexibility in commercial and financial contract structure, operations challenges, environmental constraints, and other factors that constrain investors or developers who are not fully integrated into the design and operations of these facilities. EVENSOL’s value proposition is to selectively identify biogas assets, acquire and/or develop such projects, and aggregate them into regional operating portfolios with fully integrated internal management controls.

About Energy Solutions LLC
Energyneering Solutions, LLC (“ESI”) Inc, headquartered in Sisters, orIt has been in business since 2007 and specializes in the design, construction and operation of biogas projects that collectively produce more than 1 million megawatt hours of renewable electricity and more than 50 million gallons of renewable vehicle fuel each year.

ESI’s engineering team has been an integral part of the engineering design of more than 75 diverse biogas projects including renewable natural gas facilities, biogas-to-energy facilities, landfill gas capture and control projects, anaerobic digester projects, heat recovery projects and… Combined heat and power, flare plants, and numerous other biogas and renewable fuel projects in the United States and abroad.

About Duke Energy
Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), a Fortune 150 company headquartered in Charlotte, Nickis one of the largest energy holding companies in America. Its electric utilities serve 8.2 million customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio And Kentucky, and collectively possess 50,000 megawatts of power capacity. Its natural gas unit serves 1.6 million customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio And Kentucky. The company employs 27,600 people.

Duke Energy is implementing an aggressive clean energy transition to meet its goals of reaching net-zero methane emissions from its natural gas business by 2030 and net-zero carbon emissions from electricity generation by 2050. The company has interim carbon emissions targets of at least 50% reduction from electricity generation by 2030, 50% of Scope 2 and some upstream and downstream Scope 3 emissions by 2035, and 80% of electricity generation by 2040. In addition, the company is investing in major improvements to the electric grid and energy storage and exploring zero-emission power generation technologies such as Hydrogen and advanced nuclear energy.

Duke Energy has been named to Fortune’s 2023 “World’s Most Admired Companies” list and Forbes’ “World’s Best Employers” list. More information is available at The Duke Energy News Center contains news releases, fact sheets, photos and videos. Duke Energy Illumination features stories about people, innovations, community themes and environmental issues. Follow Duke Energy on TwitterLinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.

About larger commercial lending
Greater Commercial Lending (GCL) is a credit organization that brings together banks, credit unions and other lenders to make U.S. government guaranteed loans to businesses and initiatives in rural and underserved markets throughout the United States and its territories. It helps finance key infrastructure services, such as energy, renewable energy, transport and fiber optics, as well as schools, hospitals, restaurants, agriculture, hotels and manufacturers. GCL partners with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), which guarantees the loans, to arrange credit on favorable terms. GCL’s lender network includes approximately 200 banks, credit unions and other financial institutions.

About the Republic’s services
Republic Services, Inc. is a A leading company in the environmental services industry. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides customers with a full range of products and services, including recycling, solid waste, special waste, hazardous waste, container rental, and field services. Republic’s industry-leading commitments to promote circularity, reduce emissions and remove carbon help realize its vision of partnering with customers to create a more sustainable world. For more information, visit


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