Emissions from livestock in the agriculture sector account for roughly 32 per cent1 of anthropogenic (human-caused) methane emissions. Renewable natural gas (RNG) aims to address this by diverting methane released from cow manure and other sources and converting it into low-carbon energy. RNG is similar to fossil natural gas - It can be injected directly into the gas grid or used to run industrial processes that require natural gas today.
Aerogy delivers a suite of innovative energy solutions through project development, financing, construction and commercial operation as well as subsequent project expansions with a focus on renewable natural gas.
By investing in breakthrough energy solutions that convert organic material and waste into renewable fuel, Aerogy is targeting solutions that help reduce emissions and support the transition to a lower carbon economy.
The facility will divert livestock methane emissions by converting agricultural waste into energy by utilizing anaerobic digestion technology and is anticipated to produce over 200,000 MMBtu of RNG per year, some of the highest biogas per cow figures in the US market.
Aerogy will initially focus on funding and accelerating projects in the broader RNG and renewable fuels landscape and plans to expand into renewable diesel, sustainable aviation fuel, and hydrogen.
Across projects, it will support the reduction of emissions and transition to a lower carbon economy through investment in alternative energy solutions such as converting waste to renewable fuel.
MMBtu of RNG produced per year
of anthropogenic methane emissions caused by livestock emissions
Aerogy combines Macquarie’s market-leading expertise in infrastructure with its successful track record working with development partners to deploy our balance sheet into innovative RNG and renewable fuels projects."
Senior Managing Director, Macquarie Capital