MaderasGas will produce renewable natural gas from wood waste

By Maureen McCall

US-based Harvest Midstream said January 25 it had joined with NOVUS Wood Group to create MaderaGas and pursue the development of a greenfield wood-waste to energy facility near Houston.

The MaderaGas plant would be comprised of five production trains at full development, with each capable of processing 100,000 tons/year of wood waste into 1bn ft3/yr of renewable natural gas (RNG). Pending firm financing arrangements and a final investment decision in the coming months, construction on the first train could begin early next year, with completion expected in 2024.

“This project is a first of its kind and demonstrates our commitment to renewable energy and to delivering the energy resources that fuel American families and business,” Harvest CEO Jason Rebrook said.

NOVUS, which will supply all the wood waste for the facility, is in the process of finalising definitive agreements for RNG offtake and CO2 capture and sequestration. SunGas Renewables will largely supply technology, while Black & Veatch has been engaged to provide engineering services.