ADM Announces Innovative Project to Provide Renewable Natural Gas
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) announced a project in that will produce renewable natural gas at ADM’s corn processing facility in Decatur that will be distributed by Ameren Illinois into the nation’s natural gas infrastructure.
“We’re proud to work with Ameren Illinois on this innovative project,” said Colin Graves, project manager for ADM. “Consumers and the country benefit from the addition of more clean, renewable energy into the national network, and ADM will benefit by capitalizing on environmental credits.”
Methane is a natural byproduct of the anaerobic digestion process from ADM’s Decatur wastewater treatment facility. When construction of the project is complete, ADM will purify this methane into pipeline quality natural gas and transport it to an Ameren Illinois’ gas pipeline. Ameren Illinois will then distribute the gas into the interstate pipeline system where it will be available for use as a clean, affordable transportation fuel. ADM is targeting completion of construction in May 2017.