The Renewable Natural Gas project continues to make progress with construction of biogas purification facilities currently underway at our Wastewater Treatment Plant. Block walls for the facility are going up, underground utilities are being placed, and equipment for processing biogas is arriving. Hydrogen sulfide removal tanks were recently delivered and installed. NW Natural is also constructing their Receipt Point Facility, and the piping to transfer gas from the plant to their connection point on River Road is scheduled to begin within the next month.

This new system will purify nearly 100% of biogas, a byproduct of the wastewater treatment plant, and convert it into Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) that will be injected into NW Natural’s pipeline system to be used as a renewable vehicle fuel. The project will reduce flaring of biogas (unused energy) and associated greenhouse gas emissions, as well as potentially provide a new cost-effective revenue source for the Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission (MWMC) that would benefit ratepayers in the Eugene-Springfield metropolitan area.

This work is scheduled for completion in the spring/summer of 2021. For information about the project or process, contact Mark Van Eeckhout or Sharon Olson or click here.