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Investment firm Fortistar and Rumpke Waste & Recycling, one of the nation’s largest privately owned residential and commercial waste and recycling firms, announced construction has begun on the Noble Road Landfill Renewable Natural Gas Project, a $33 million transportation decarbonization project in Shiloh, Ohio.

The project will extract and capture waste methane from the Noble Road landfill and transform it into RNG.

The RNG will be distributed through Chesapeake Utilities Corp.’s affiliate Aspire Energy’s pipelines.

The fuel will be dispensed in fueling stations for natural gas vehicles by Trustar Energy, a Fortistar company, according to White Plains, N.Y.-based Fortistar.

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Like carbon dioxide, methFortistar, Paloma Dairy Partner on RNG Production to Fuel Trucksane is a greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change, but is 30 times more potent as a heat-trapping gas. The Noble Road Project will capture 20,323 tons of methane emissions, the equivalent of 49,940 tons of carbon dioxide, per year and produce RNG.

“We believe that this should be the future for all landfills,” said Fortistar President Mark Comora.

The project is the fourth of 12 new Fortistar RNG projects, an investment of nearly $500 million, which is expected to enter construction over the next year. — Transport Topics

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