Nopetro Renews Florida's Energy Landscape with Landfill Gas-to-RNG Facility

(P&GJ) — Nopetro Renewables, a developer and operator of renewable natural gas projects across North America, has announced that it broke ground on Southern Florida's first landfill gas to renewable natural gas (RNG) facility in Indian River County.

Vero Beach Nopetro Eco District will be Southern Florida’s first landfill gas to RNG production facility.

The $40 million facility in Vero Beach, named Vero Beach Nopetro Eco District, is estimated to initially produce 3 million gallons of RNG a year and prevent 30,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions, equivalent to eliminating emissions from 4,300 passenger cars, once operational. This project, expected to be completed in early 2025, is the largest investment in Indian River County in the past three years, adding more than 40 local jobs through construction and operation.

"This facility marks a significant milestone for Nopetro and monumental step toward unlocking sustainable opportunities in Florida – and across North America – as we transform waste into a valuable energy resource," said Jorge Herrera, CEO of Nopetro Energy.

The new facility will receive landfill gas, which is generated from organic waste decay within the landfill, and refine it into RNG, a fully interchangeable biogas and the lowest carbon alternative fuel. After a purification process, the RNG will be pipeline ready, creating cleaner fuel for buses and trucks, and cleaner air for the surrounding community. It is estimated that the plant could provide as much as 80% of the natural gas used in Indian River County annually, offsetting fossil based natural gas demand within the local community.

In addition to its renewable production arm, Nopetro operates 15 renewable gas fueling facilities across Florida with plans for expansion. The RNG is compressed into CNG and is used to fuel transit and fleet operations; for example, Nopetro currently fuels the entire transit system in Central Florida via a partnership with the Central Florida Transit Authority. 100% of Nopetro's natural gas feedstock is produced via renewable sources, including landfills and wastewater treatment plants.

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