Clarus company, First Renewables is currently building a state-of-the-art facility to upgrade Ecogas’ biogas into renewable gas at the Ecogas Organics Processing Facility in Reporoa. This facility is the first of its kind in New Zealand and once completed, twill start transforming kerbside food waste into biomethane, a valuable source of renewable gas.
The site is starting to take shape. The pipeline has been laid down and has been buried underground. This pipeline will transport the renewable gas from the upgrade facility to the Firstgas network.
The Eneraque compressor is going through final testing in Australia and will be shipped to New Zealand in late January.
Once up and running we estimate initial production will supply enough renewable gas, equivalent to supplying up to 7,200 homes to enjoy the benefits of gas in their existing appliances, avoiding about 11,000 tonnes of CO2 per year.
Pictured above: Tim Lepper, Project Manager, First Renewables standing in front of Compressor.