TotalEnergies and Clean Energy have launched the construction of their first biomethane production unit through their joint venture (JV) in Friona, Texas.

The facility is located on the Del Rio Dairy farm and will be fueled by the onsite supply of livestock manure to produce more than 40 GWh of biomethane per year.

Made to be used as an alternative fuel, the biomethane will be distributed in the United States by Clean Energy through a chain of fueling stations. According to the company’s statement, this will enable the supply of renewable gas to between 200 and 300 trucks per year. The facility will also help avoid 45,000 tons of CO2 emissions annually.

In this regard, Laurent Wolffsheim, Senior Vice President Green Gases & Growth at TotalEnergies said “This project marks another step in TotalEnergies’ transformation into a multi-energy company, and in the implementation of its ambition to be a major player in renewables.”

For his part, Andrew J. Littlefair, president and CEO, Clean Energy, “This project at Del Rio Dairy helps to address the increasing demand for RNG by fleets and is a great example of our partnership with TotalEnergies, one of the world’s leading and most sustainably-minded energy companies.”