TotalEnergies, Clean Energy launch biomethane production unit

By Energy Connects

Nov 30, 2021

image is Biomethane

Biomethane gas facility.

TotalEnergies and its U.S. partner Clean Energy are constructing their first biomethane production unit to produce biomethane, an alternative fuel for mobility.

The facility will be located in the Del Rio Dairy farm, and will be fueled by the onsite supply of livestock manure to produce more than 40 GWh of biomethane per year. 

Clean Energy will distribute the biomethane through its network of fueling stations, to supply between 200 and 300 trucks per year.

“We are pleased to consolidate our entry into the U.S. biomethane market by jointly developing this first production unit on the Del Rio Dairy farm, through our joint venture with Clean Energy,” said Laurent Wolffsheim, Senior Vice President Green Gases & Growth at TotalEnergies.

By processing cow manure, which is a significant source of methane emissions, the project will avoid some 45,000 tonnes of CO2e emissions per year, the companies said in a statement.

“The added RNG production from Del Rio will help us meet our target to provide this 100% negative carbon emissions fuel at all of our North American stations by 2025,” said Andrew J. Littlefair, president and CEO, Clean Energy.

TotalEnergies acquired 18 percent of Clean Energy in May 2018. They formed a 50/50 joint venture to speed up the development of biomethane production in the United States this year.


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