US Gain enters partnership to supply RNG for hydrogen production


By US Gain | February 10, 2022


US Gain, a leader in the development and distribution of alternative fuels and renewable thermal energy, is pleased to announce that its supply of renewable natural gas (RNG) will be used as feedstock in the production of hydrogen, enabling a greener fueling solution for the California transportation market.

Hydrogen producers quickly understand the importance of feedstock selection in the production process, especially when hydrogen is distributed in regions with established clean fuel programs. The use of RNG in the hydrogen production process can have a significant impact on the CI score of hydrogen. A lower CI score translates to better environmental benefits and additional economic value. For hydrogen producers, the best low carbon scenario comes from dairy RNG which results in an IC score as low as -300.

“The opportunity to supply RNG for hydrogen production was a natural fit with US Gain’s growth strategy,” said Mike Koel, President of US Gain. “Our job as a vertically integrated RNG provider is to leverage insights from both ends of the energy supply chain, determining the best development and sourcing opportunities. Hydrogen is a long-term strategy that allows our current RNG offering to perform well in future markets.

Although hydrogen is emerging in terms of technology readiness and infrastructure availability in the commercial transportation market, demand is certainly growing due to government funding and policy, as well as technological advancements that provide similar performance characteristics. to those of hydrogen diesel.

“Being able to keep CI scores low while maintaining fleet performance provides sustainability benefits and a compelling value proposition that’s hard to ignore,” said Scott Hanstedt, director of sales at US Gain. “As a flex-fuel provider, we are working with fleets to assess where hydrogen makes sense along their refueling routes and we look forward to developing their refueling infrastructure network, powered by GNR-based hydrogen. .”

US Gain envisions future opportunities as the hydrogen market emerges, both in terms of hydrogen development and fueling station deployments.

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