RenuEn – Developer
RenuEn management understands and is capitalizing on the growing potential of biomethane as a renewable, low-emission fuel for fleet vehicles. RenuEn was formed to develop and produce biomethane energy resources from landfills and other organic waste facilities.
RenuEn is currently building a landfill gas processing facility in St. Cloud, FL that will produce renewable CNG for use in fleet owner’s vehicles. RenuEn is actively pursuing additional opportunities to develop biomethane production sites and acquire biomethane from the natural gas pipeline for sale as a vehicle fuel to its customers.
St. Cloud Landfill Environmental Benefits
Processing 536,000 standard cubic feet per day (MMscfd) of landfill gas are approximately equal to any one of the following:
Note: the above benefits were calculated using the U.S. EPA’s Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP) LFG Benefits Calculator. The calculator is available for download at: http://www.epa.gov/landfill/res/lfge_benefitscalc.xls
Natural Gas – America’s Future for Energy Independence
CNG – RenuEn’s Future
Natural gas is found in reservoirs deep below the earth's surface and ocean floors. Natural gas is also found in landfills. Natural gas is formed by the decay of organic matter. Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) is of the cleanest burning alternative fuels available. Fleet owners can reduce fuel costs significantly by using CNG. Depending on pricing in a local market, fleet owners could save as much as $1.50 or more per gallon over gasoline or diesel prices.
According to a June 2008 study, North America could switch all their vehicles to run on natural gas and have a 120-year supply. There are more than 13 million NGVs worldwide, and only about 112,000 on U.S. roads today. North America produces 98% of the natural gas it consumes every year. Increasing the use of NGVs reduces our dependence on foreign oil and enhances our nation's energy security.
Safety - Lighter-than-air compressed natural gas is nontoxic and disperses quickly. It has a higher ignition temperature than gasoline and diesel fuel, which reduces the chances of accidental ignition.
Noise Reduction - Natural gas engines can reduce noise by as much as 50% compared to diesel engines.
Renewable - Renewable natural gas—also known as biomethane or biogas—is a model alternative fuel. We produce this renewable gas from animal and crop waste, sewage and garbage. Turning waste into energy, brilliant. The only question to ask now is – what took us so long?
The Future for the Trucking Industry - Trucking fleets across the United States are looking for ways to cut costs and be more competitive. The benefits of using natural gas are now obvious. Some fleets are motivated by fuel savings and price stability. Some support the goal of reducing our dependence on imported oil. All natural gas fleet owners enjoy the environmental and sustainability benefits of this cleaner, abundant American resource.
RenuEn is registered with the Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP) is a voluntary assistance program that helps to reduce methane emissions from landfills by encouraging the recovery and beneficial use of landfill gas (LFG) as an energy resource. LFG contains methane, a potent greenhouse gas that can be captured and used to fuel power plants, manufacturing facilities, vehicles, homes, and more. By joining LMOP, companies, state agencies, organizations, landfills, and communities gain access to a vast network of industry experts and practitioners, as well as to various technical and marketing resources that can help with LFG energy project development.
LMOP forms partnerships with communities, landfill owners, utilities, power marketers, states, project developers, tribes, and nonprofit organizations to overcome barriers to project development by helping them access project feasibility, find financing, and market the benefits of project development to the community. EPA launched LMOP to encourage productive use of this resource as part of the United States' commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
LMOP provides services such as:
· Technical assistance, guidance materials, and software to assess a potential project's economic feasibility.
· Assistance in creating partnerships and locating financing for projects.
· Informational materials to help educate the community and the local media about the benefits of LFG energy.
· Networking opportunities with peers and LFG energy experts to allow communities to share challenges and successes.
Connection to UCF
Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering
As a St. Cloud Incubation Member, RenuEn has received a commitment from the University of Central Florida Department of Engineering to assist in any capacity to fulfill RenuEn’s obligations for this project. We view this participation as a significant opportunity that benefits UCF by providing hands on engineering and construction management experience. RenuEn and the project will benefit as recipients of current methods and techniques in these arenas advanced and developed in academia.
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