Novel Renewable Natural Gas Partnership Will Move Duke Toward Carbon Neutrality

By District Energy posted 07-08-2021 09:30


Duke Today


Duke University has taken another step toward its goal of achieving carbon neutrality by entering into a partnership to receive renewable natural gas beginning in early 2022.

The partnership with South Carolina-based renewable natural gas developer GreenGasUSA will involve vegetable waste that is currently decomposing in lagoons and is emitting gaseous methane directly into the atmosphere.

Working at an existing wastewater treatment facility at a commercial cannery in South Carolina, GreenGas will install equipment to capture the escaping methane from vegetable waste lagoons, process the gas to meet heat content and chemical makeup standards of pipeline natural gas, and inject it into existing interstate pipelines for eventual use in the district energy system that heats East, West and Central campuses in Durham.

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