Ground broken on renewable natural gas facility in Indianapolis

June 14, 2019. Kinetrex Energy, EDL and South Side Landfill have broken ground on a new renewable natural gas facility in Indianapolis. The companies say the $25 million plant will create 50 construction jobs and a small number of permanent positions when operational.

   The completed facility will convert landfill gas into approximately 8 million gallons of renewable natural gas each year, which it will then sell to Kinetrex Energy to be converted into liquefied natural gas. From there the liquefied gas will be sold to Midwest transportation fleets.

   "This is a major milestone for Kinetrex Energy, our partners and central Indiana,” said Aaron Johnson, president and chief executive officer of Kinetrex Energy. “The plant strengthens our position as leaders in the creation of renewable fuel and natural gas delivery. The RNG from the landfill will fuel Class 8 vehicles throughout the Midwest and will replace over 8 million gallons of diesel. RNG is cheaper than diesel and significantly reduces the emission of methane and other greenhouse gases.”

   The new RNG plant is slated for completion January 2020.