LINDEN - A New Hampshire-based developer has secured the city, county and state Department of Environmental Protection permits needed to start construction on a large organic waste anaerobic digester project in the city.
RNG Energy Solutions LLC, a developer of complex energy infrastructure projects, has completed the development phase of the Linden Renewable Energy (LRE) Project that will be built on a 21-acre site in an industrialized section on Tremley Road.
The LRE Project has received approval from the NJ Economic Development Authority for $214 million in Industrial Development Revenue Bonds. They are working with Citigroup Global, LLC, a private investment firm that specializes in energy infrastructure.
“We have developed an exceptional project development and equity ownership team that will take this project to the new phase of completing the financing and starting construction shortly,” said James Potter, president of RNG Energy and Linden Renewable Energy.
"LRE is a groundbreaking project that will provide an environmentally sustainable path to solving a growing waste disposal problem in New Jersey and the United States”, said Himanshu Saxena, CEO of Starwood Energy Group.
LRE will have a direct interconnection to Elizabethtown Gas and convert waste to a high value renewable natural gas as well as a soil component to provide an optimized sustainable solution for managing diverted organic waste.
Mayor Derek Armstead said Linden is a proud host community for this project.
“This is another in a long list of renewable energy projects that the city has completed. We supported the LRE Project throughout the development phase and we definitely appreciate the investment in our city and the hundreds of union construction jobs that come with it. This is a long-term renewable and sustainable solution to waste management and we look forward to our continued association with the project and its sponsors," Armstead said.
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