The Gas Company (TGC), Hawaii’s clean gas energy
provider, announced that it is transforming non-food-grade oils and fats into
clean, reliable gas and biofuels at its renewable natural gas pilot plant
in West Oahu, Hawaii.
The new plant utilizing a process uses the heat from its
existing gas production facilities, surplus hydrogen and steam to produce
renewable natural gas and biofuels.
“The production of renewable natural gas is a major
milestone that will allow us to provide sustainable energy from local
agricultural products that were previously discarded or shipped out of
state,” said TGC’s president and CEO, Jeffrey Kissel.
The renewable natural gas plant has the capacity to
process up to one million gallons of feedstock per year. The cost for renewable
natural gas should be the same as or less than gas produced from current
The facility was designed in association with Primoris
Renewables, an innovator in renewable energy technology.
The Gas Company will purchase locally produced,
sustainable non-food-grade oils and fats for the production of renewable
The renewable natural gas and biofuel will be incorporated
into The Gas Company’s existing manufacturing and distribution operations. The
Gas Company is working toward producing half of its gas from renewable and
“Hawaii’s clean energy industry is becoming a test
bed for clean technologies because of our rich portfolio of renewable energy
sources and strong partnerships. Our state government has put in place the most
aggressive clean energy policy in the nation, and The Gas Company’s renewable
natural gas pilot plant is a prime example of how Hawaii is investing
in itself rather than exporting its dollars elsewhere,”
said Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie.
By GreentechLead.com Team