Shell Oil Products has begun production at the US’ first biomethane facility, the company announced on Tuesday.
Shell New Energies Junction City is expected to produce 736 trillion Btu per year of renewable natural gas (RNG) by using cow manure and excess agricultural residue. The facility is in Oregon.
Shell is also developing two other RNG assets in Kansas and Idaho that will together produce 900 trillion Btu per year of RNG.
The gas is considered carbon negative as it removes emissions that would otherwise be released into the atmosphere.
The company plans on delivering renewable compressed natural gas from these three assets to distribution complexes in California.