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.