Shell New Energies Junction City in Oregon will utilize locally-sourced cow manure and excess agricultural residues from grass and wheat straw to produce approximately 736,000 MMBtu a year of Renewable Natural Gas (RNG). RNG, or biomethane, is a pipeline-quality gas that is fully interchangeable with conventional natural gas and thus can be used in natural gas vehicles.
Shell New Energies Junction City in Oregon will utilize locally-sourced cow manure and excess agricultural residues from grass and wheat straw to produce approximately 736,000 MMBtu a year of Renewable Natural Gas (RNG). RNG, or biomethane, is a pipeline-quality gas that is fully interchangeable with conventional natural gas and thus can be used in natural gas vehicles.

Shell has begun start-up activities at our first US renewable natural gas (RNG) facility, Shell New Energies Junction City in Oregon. The facility will use locally-sourced cow manure and agricultural residues to produce approximately 736,000 MMBtu a year of RNG—that is enough to fuel nearly 10,000 cars a year in the US.

RNG, or biomethane, is a pipeline-quality gas that is fully interchangeable with conventional natural gas and thus can be used in natural gas vehicles. The use of RNG in the form of compressed natural gas (R-CNG) can reduce CO2 emissions from around 50 percent to 100 percent compared to fossil fuels. Encouraged by government policies, demand for RNG is increasing in transport sectors such as road and marine. Establishing a business in the production and supply of RNG allows Shell to continue providing customers with the fuels they need, not only today but in the future. 

Shell New Energies Junction City is part of a broader portfolio of anaerobic digestion projects in the US supporting the use of low carbon intensity R-CNG for on-road transport.

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