On September 29, 2021, Kinetrex Energy (Kinetrex), a Kinder Morgan, Inc. company, announced the start of construction activities on three renewable natural gas (RNG) facilities in Indiana. The three sites are located at the Twin Bridges Landfill in Danville, the Prairie View Landfill in Wyatt and the Liberty Landfill in Monticello. The new RNG facilities are designed to capture methane produced from landfills and convert that methane into pipeline-quality natural gas. This capture process reduces or eliminates greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at the landfill and provides low-cost, efficient renewable energy. Upon completion, the total annual RNG production from all facilities is estimated to be approximately 3.5 billion cubic feet (Bcf).
This facility is being constructed near Waste Management’s Twin Bridges Landfill in Danville County, Indiana and will convert approximately 8.64 mmscfd of landfill gas to pipeline quality. The construction also includes a 5-mile pipeline lateral to transport the RNG to the to a nearby third-party transmission pipeline.
This project includes the development of a facility that will produce 8.64 mmscfd, along with the construction of the Liberty RNG Lateral - an approximately 12-mile, 4 inch-diameter pipeline lateral, to transport RNG captured from the Liberty Landfill near Monticello, White County, Indiana to an interconnect with an existing third-party pipeline in Cass County, Indiana.
This facility is being constructed at Waste Management’s Prairie View Landfill in St. Joseph County, Indiana. It will be the smallest of the three projects, with the proposed facility processing only half as much landfill gas compared to its sister sites. Once the gas is processed, the RNG will be delivered via pipeline to the nearby third-party transmission pipeline.
The RNG generated from these facilities will be sold pursuant to long-term contracts to Kinetrex Energy’s compressed renewable natural gas (CRNG) and liquefied renewable natural gas (LRNG) vehicle transportation customers located throughout the eastern half of the United States.
Commissioning at the Twin Bridges Landfill will begin in the first quarter of 2023 and construction is ongoing at Prairie View and Liberty Landfills, the three sites comprising Kinetrex Energy’s approximately $150 million landfill-based renewable natural gas (RNG) projects in Indiana. The sites are expected to be placed in service throughout 2023 and KMI will begin monetizing renewable identification numbers (RINs) from the first of the new plants in the first quarter of 2023.