Natural gas utility Spire Inc. is developing a renewable natural gas (RNG) facility in Kansas City, MO, the first in the area, via a venture with the city’s water utility. 

KC Water selected Spire to develop the facility at the Blue River Wastewater Treatment Plant. The upgrade, expected to be completed in 2025, could produce about 0.3 Bcf/year of RNG, enough fuel to meet the gas needs of about 4,300 homes, according to Spire. 

Upgrades to recycle waste at Blue River began in 2021 for biosolids and biogas, aka RNG. The facility processes about 75 million gallons/day of wastewater, nearly all (98%) of Kansas City’s waste. The related Blue River Biosolids Facility is expected to be completed this year.

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