September 30, 2022 – Union Springs, NY -- Cayuga RNG Holdings, LLC (“Cayuga RNG”) celebrated the commissioning of their new Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) facility with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Spruce Haven Farm in Union Springs, New York. Cayuga RNG is a joint venture of UGI Energy Services, LLC (“UGIES”), a subsidiary of UGI Corporation (NYSE: UGI), and Global Common Ventures, LLC (“GCV”).
“We are excited to commission our first RNG project in New York,” said Robert Beard, Executive Vice President of Natural Gas, UGI Corp. “Renewable natural gas projects, like this one at Spruce Haven Farm, provide an environmentally friendly energy source. In addition, these projects provide an opportunity to work with farmers like Doug Young, whose critical work is helping to feed the region and the country. Spruce Haven RNG is one of several renewable projects within UGI’s portfolio that will advance our long-term sustainable strategy.”
“We are thrilled for the commissioning of Spruce Haven RNG,” said Doug Young, Managing Member of Spruce Haven Farm. “We appreciate our partnership with Cayuga RNG, as we have been waiting 20 years to bring RNG to market.”
Spruce Haven RNG is Cayuga RNG’s first of four announced projects designed to produce RNG in the Finger Lakes region of New York. Spruce Haven incorporates an anaerobic digester that generates biogas. The biogas is then processed through gas upgrading equipment, generating pipeline quality RNG. The Spruce Haven RNG project is anticipated to produce 50 million cubic feet of RNG annually from on-site dairy manure. The RNG supply will be delivered to a local natural gas utility serving its regional distribution system. RNG projects increase the use of renewable energy while reducing waste and long-term greenhouse gas emissions and enhancing water quality.
GHI Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of UGIES, is the exclusive off-taker and marketer of RNG for Cayuga RNG. GHI intends to use the RNG produced by Spruce Haven RNG to supply its customers that use natural gas in transportation operations and ultimately generate valuable environmental credits. Most of GHI’s customers are located in California, which leads the country with low-carbon fueling standards and programs. States are increasingly implementing programs such as these as a way to incentivize the use of renewable fuels.
GCV, based in Garden City, New York, designs, develops, owns and operates renewable and fossil-fueled power plants, microgrids, on-site generation projects, and large-scale anaerobic digestion projects that produce RNG and organic based soil amendments.
“We look forward to growing Cayuga RNG, starting with Spruce Haven RNG,” said Robert J. Foxen, President of GCV. “With UGIES’ support, the dairy industry can become more environmentally sustainable while reducing the demand for fossil fuels. These types of projects also provide family-owned and operated financial support by monetizing a former waste stream.” Foxen concluded.
“UGI’s investment in Cayuga RNG reinforces our commitment to the development of RNG and sustainable energy,” said UGI Energy Services President, Joe Hartz. “UGI Energy Services is proud to add the Spruce Haven RNG facility to complement our diverse energy portfolio. With the cooperation of state regulators and county and local elected officials, we were able to execute this project on time, and ahead of the coming winter season.”
About UGI Energy Services LLC
UGI Energy Services LLC markets natural gas, electricity and liquid fuels to commercial, institutional and industrial customers at approximately 43,000 locations in eleven eastern states and Washington, D.C. UGI Energy Services owns and operates natural gas midstream assets such as liquefied natural gas storage and vaporization, underground storage fields, gathering, intra and interstate pipeline systems, compressor stations and renewable natural gas digesters. These assets support the retail business as well as our electric generation assets, and peaking plants. To learn more about UGI Energy Services, visit: http://www.ugies.com.
About UGI Corporation
UGI Corporation is a distributor and marketer of energy products and services. Through subsidiaries, UGI operates natural gas and electric utilities in Pennsylvania, natural gas utilities in West Virginia, distributes LPG both domestically (through AmeriGas) and internationally (through UGI International), manages midstream energy assets in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia and electric generation assets in Pennsylvania, and engages in energy marketing, including renewable natural gas in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, California, and the District of Columbia and internationally in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK.
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