Long Beach-based SCS Energy broke ground on construction of a 4,000-scfm landfill gas to renewable natural gas (RNG) plant in Indianapolis for Indy High Btu.
Indy High Btu, jointly owned by Kinetrex Energy, Southside Landfill, and EDL Energy, engaged SCS Energy to build the RNG plant under an engineer/procure/construct (EPC) agreement.
Kinetrex, as a major distributor of LNG, intends to convert the RNG into liquefied natural gas.
The RNG plant employs an iron redox scrubber for hydrogen sulfide removal, membranes for carbon dioxide removal and pressure swing adsorption for nitrogen removal.
The plant is on schedule to achieve commercial operation in February 2020.
RNG from the plant will fuel trucks replacing nearly 8 million gallons of diesel a year.
The Indy High Btu RNG plant is the third landfill gas-to-RNG plant designed by SCS to employ nitrogen removal, meeting pipeline specifications and maximizing gas recovery.
Two other plants, including a 5,000-scfm project in Kentucky, which commenced operation in March 2018, and a 5,000-scfm project in Texas, which is currently under construction and scheduled to begin operations in November 2019, are both SCS Energy designs.