Austin, Texas, November 10, 2023 – GreenGasUSA is pleased to announce that its renewable natural gas (“RNG”) project at Sonoco’s (NYSE: SON) Hartsville, South Carolina, wastewater treatment facility has received the 2023 “Leadership in Sustainability Award: Greenhouse Gas Reduction” from the American Forest & Paper Association. The award was selected by a diverse judging panel of sustainability experts from the U.S. Department of Energy, GreenBlue, the Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology, Clemson University, Pure Strategies and the National Association of Manufacturers.
The collaboration between GreenGasUSA, and Sonoco represents the first pulp and paper industrial wastewater to RNG project in the southeastern region of the United States. Through this project, biogas yielded from the wastewater system of paper packaging product manufacturing is upgraded to pipeline quality RNG – capturing methane and removing the need to flare biogas into the atmosphere.
“We are delighted that GreenGasUSA’s partnership with Sonoco is being recognized for its contribution to emission reductions and circularity in the forest and paper products industry,” said CEO and Founder of GreenGasUSA Marc Fetten. “GreenGasUSA is proud to partner with a company like Sonoco that continues to set the standard for environmental stewardship practices. We see significant potential for others to benefit from waste-to-RNG projects and look forward to our role in building more sustainable and resilient value chains in the industry.”
The American Forest & Paper Association’s Sustainability Awards are designed to recognize exemplary sustainability programs and initiatives in the paper and wood products manufacturing industry. The selection of the Sonoco RNG project aligns with the American Forest & Paper Association’s Better Practices, Better Planet 2030 sustainability goals and statement of principles on diversity, equity and inclusion. For more information about the awards program, visit: https://www.afandpa.org/priorities/sustainability/sustainability-awards
About GreenGasUSA: GreenGasUSA provides high quality renewable energy solutions centered around renewable natural gas (RNG) and carbon dioxide (CO2) to carbon, renewable energy and industrial buyers. GreenGasUSA’s wastewater and engineering experts design and permit comprehensive biogas solutions including, biogas capture, anaerobic digestion, gas flaring, compression, transportation, and pipeline injection. The core of GreenGasUSA’s solutions is built around safety and environmental improvements. GreenGasUSA has operational RNG and CO2 facilities at agricultural and food processing sources across the country, with proven success in installing, commissioning, and operating gas upgrading equipment; RNG and CO2 product compression and transportation; and existing pipeline injection infrastructure. GreenGasUSA’s existing assets and high-profile partnerships are helping to shape the renewable energy landscape by offering zero-carbon solutions to customers committed to bettering the environment. GreenGasUSA has four operational RNG facilities, and one CO2 facility, and is actively developing additional RNG and CO2 facilities across the U.S.
About Sonoco: Founded in 1899, Sonoco (NYSE: SON) is a global provider of packaging products. With net sales of approximately $7.3 billion in 2022, the Company has approximately 22,000 employees working in more than 300 operations around the world, serving the world’s best-known brands. With a corporate purpose of Better Packaging. Better Life., Sonoco is committed to creating sustainable products, and a better world, for our customers, employees and communities. The Company ranked first in the Packaging sector on Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies for 2022 as well as being included in Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies for the fourth consecutive year. For more information, visit www.sonoco.com.