Leyline Renewable Capital has entered into an agreement with RNG Energy Solutions to fund for the development of two anaerobic digestion facilities to be located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Linden, New Jersey.

The two facilities of RNG Energy will be able to take in up to 1,100 tonnes of organic waste every day and produce up to 3,000 dekatherms of renewable natural gas, equivalent to the energy value of 26,000 gallons of gasoline.

The renewable natural gas produced at the facilities will be used as a vehicle fuel, resulting in a significant reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, equivalent to 135 million fewer miles driven by gas-powered vehicles annually.

RNG Energy Solutions president James Potter said: “Leyline Renewable Capital has demonstrated a unique understanding of the anaerobic digestion space and the specific challenges that come with renewable energy development.

“RNG brings 30 years of experience to the table and we strongly value a financing partner that shares our deep understanding of the renewable energy industry and the capital needs of developers.

“With Leyline Renewable Capital, we have found that ideal combination and are confident that these two facilities represent the first of many opportunities to work together.”

Details of the two anaerobic digestion facilities

The Philadelphia facility will be located on a 23-acre portion of the former 1,400 acre Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery and will take organic waste from the Philadelphia metro region and transform it into renewable natural gas.

The renewable natural gas produced by the Philadelphia facility will be injected into the Interstate Pipeline and sold as a transportation fuel.

The second facility, to be located in Linden, New Jersey will take in organic waste streams from northern New Jersey and the New York metro area. The facility will convert the waste into bio-methane which will be refined to pipeline quality gas.

During the construction phase, the Linden facility is expected to create more than 400 direct and indirect jobs.