Courtesy of Lamb Weston
Lamb Weston Richland plant

Agreement Reached to Process, Distribute Lamb Weston Richland Plant Biogas

March 10, 2023
Cascade Natural Gas will recover and distribute renewable natural gas from landfill and Lamb Weston plant in Richland to distribute to customers at the end of 2023.

Cascade Natural Gas, a natural gas distribution company serving 95 communities in Washington and Oregon, has agreed to purchase renewable natural gas (RNG) from the Horn Rapids Landfill and Lamb Weston’s agricultural biogas recovery system, both located in Richland, Wash., and operated by Pine Creek RNG.

Raw natural gas produced at the landfill and Lamb Weston’s agricultural biogas recovery system is currently being flared, but will be captured, processed and distributed through Cascade’s system. The project consists of installing two interconnect facilities and adding natural gas infrastructure to allow RNG onto Cascade’s system. Construction is underway with RNG expected to be flowing at the end of 2023.

According to the release from Cascade, the landfill and Lamb Weston’s agricultural biogas recovery system are expected to produce more than 2.5 million therms of RNG annually, enough gas to serve approximately 4,173 Washington homes each year.

About the Author

Andy Hanacek | Senior Editor

Andy Hanacek has covered meat, poultry, bakery and snack foods as a B2B editor for nearly 20 years, and has toured hundreds of processing plants and food companies, sharing stories of innovation and technological advancement throughout the food supply chain. In 2018, he won a Folio:Eddie Award for his unique "From the Editor's Desk" video blogs, and he has brought home additional awards from Folio and ASBPE over the years. In addition, Hanacek led the Meat Industry Hall of Fame for several years and was vice president of communications for We R Food Safety, a food safety software and consulting company.

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