Calgary-based pipeline giant Enbridge Inc. has agreed to spend $1 billion in a U.S. development with Divert Inc. to turn food waste into renewable natural gas (RNG). 

Enbridge RNG

The investment is part of a plan to develop facilities in major U.S. regions within 100 miles of 80% of the population, according to the companies. 

“The infrastructure development agreement with Enbridge marks a major turning point in the battle against the wasted food crisis,” said Divert CEO Ryan Begin.

Divert, one of the largest anaerobic digesters of wasted food in the United States, has also partnered with BP plc in a 10-year RNG offtake agreement. Headquartered in Massachusetts, Divert works with food retailers across the country by managing food waste to help with sustainability goals.