RenuEn selects ERC to construct Fla. biogas project

By Erin Voegele | March 14, 2013

On March 12 Florida-based RenuEn Corp. announced the selection of ERC General Contracting Services to construct its proposed landfill gas project in St. Cloud, Fla. According to information released by the company, the final contract has been signed. ERC specializes in landfill construction, closure and wastewater treatment plants.

"We are extremely pleased to be able to award this construction contract to ERC and equally happy to select a local Florida Contractor,” said Don Wood, CEO of RenuEn. "ERC has a twenty year history of successfully constructing and working on landfills throughout Florida giving us the confidence that the project will be built expeditiously and producing gas in a very short period of time. Our goal is to be fully operational and generating revenue by the end of the second quarter of 2013."

A few days prior to the ERC announcement, ReneEn released a statement noting the Florida Department of Environmental Protection has issued a permit for the project. According to Wood, the city of St. Cloud is expected to issue the Notice to Proceed and construction permits within days.

Information posted to RenuEn’s website specifies that the St. Cloud project will process 536,000 standard cubic feet of landfill gas per day. A processing facility developed as part of the project will upgrade the biogas to produce a renewable compressed natural gas (CNG). The CNG will be used to fuel fleet vehicles.

The company was chosen as one of the inaugural businesses to locate at the University of Central Florida’s Business Incubator. One goal of the UCF Business Incubation Program is to accelerate the growth of early-stage companies.