SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EDF Renewable Energy today announced it has closed on the Membership Interest Purchase Agreement to acquire the Heartland Biogas Project with Heartland Renewable Energy, LLC. The 20 megawatt-equivalent anaerobic digester and renewable natural gas (RNG) facility has commenced construction activities with biogas deliveries to begin by the end of first quarter 2014.
“We have a great partner with EDF Renewable Energy and we look forward to a long-term relationship resulting in the successful construction, start up and operation of this exceptional project.”
The project, located in Weld County near LaSalle, Colorado, will use a complete mix anaerobic digester system to produce up to 4,700 MMBtu of biogas daily making it one of the largest anaerobic digester facilities in the United States.
The anaerobic digestion system converts organic feedstock and dairy cow manure into raw biogas. The raw biogas is then processed into pipeline quality RNG. After being conditioned to pipeline grade, the RNG will be supplied to Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) through a 20-year Gas Purchase Agreement (GPA).
“This acquisition marks a significant milestone in the expansion of our renewable portfolio as EDF Renewable Energy’s first project in the anaerobic digestion segment,” commented Ralph Daley, Vice President, Landfill Gas Holding for EDF Renewable Energy. “Our experience gained though the management and operation of the Greentree and Imperial Landfill Biogas projects, as well as the European biogas experience of our parent company will provide the knowledge base to efficiently manage the construction and operations. We are fortunate to combine our skills with the anaerobic digestion experience of the Heartland Renewable Energy team.”
James Potter, President of AgEnergy USA, LLC and majority owner and project developer of Heartland Renewable Energy, LLC, confirms, “We have a great partner with EDF Renewable Energy and we look forward to a long-term relationship resulting in the successful construction, start up and operation of this exceptional project.”
About EDF Renewable Energy:
EDF Renewable Energy is a leading U.S. independent power producer with more than 25 years of expertise in the renewable industry, covering all range of services from project development, management to operations and maintenance. EDF Renewable Energy specializes in wind and solar photovoltaic with presence in other segments of the renewable energy market: biogas, biomass, hydro, marine energy and storage solutions. The company develops, constructs, operates and manages renewable energy projects throughout the United States for its own accord as well as for third parties. EDF Renewable Energy’s portfolio consists of 4 gigawatts of developed projects with 1.9 gigawatts of installed capacity. EDF Renewable Energy is the U.S. subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles. EDF Energies Nouvelles is the renewable energy arm of the EDF group, the leading electricity company in the world. For more information visit: www.edf-re.com.