Shell New Energies Junction City, Biomethane Facility
Shell New Energies Junction City is a biomethane facility in Junction City, Oregon, that will produce approximately 736,000 MMBtu/yr of pipeline quality renewable natural gas from agricultural waste through a process called anaerobic digestion following expansion and upgrade.
A Timely Upgrade
Shell is expanding and upgrading the former JC Biomethane plant in Junction City, Oregon, which Shell acquired in May 2018, and renamed Shell New Energies, Junction City. The expansion and upgrades include adding additional anaerobic digestion capacity, changing the utilized feedstock to agricultural wastes, and replacing the biogas-fired generator with a gas upgrading system that produces and exports Renewable Natural Gas (RNG).
Upon reaching a steady state of operations, Shell New Energies, Junction City is expected to produce approximately 736,000 MMBtu/yr of 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. The use of RNG in the form of compressed natural gas can reduce CO2 emissions from around 50% to 100% 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.
Contact Juntion City Biomethane Plant
- Community questions and concerns - +1 541-234-2339.
- Members of the media should call +1 832-337-4355.
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