Green Impact Partners Announces Material Expansion of North American RNG Projects
Calgary, Alberta--(Newsfile Corp. - July 12, 2022) - Green Impact Partners (TSXV: GIP) ("GIP" or the "Company") is pleased to provide an update on three of its advanced renewable natural gas ("RNG") projects.
"With the upcoming commissioning of our GreenGas Colorado facility, the expansion of our Iowa and Future Energy Park projects, and over $2 billion of projects in our growing pipeline, GIP is a leader in North American clean energy and scalable RNG," said Jesse Douglas, Chief Executive Officer. "Our best-in-class team has ensured that GIP is on track to achieve key milestones in 2022 and beyond to advance our high-quality growth portfolio. Our projects continue to be on time and on budget adding accretive growth to the Company."
RNG Project Updates
Iowa RNG Feedstock Expansion
Green Impact Partners has secured an additional dairy for the Iowa RNG Project, bringing the total number of dairies to three. Construction is anticipated to start in late 2022, with RNG production commencing in late 2023 or early 2024. Capital costs are expected to be approximately $100 million, and the Company anticipates up to 60% in debt financing. With the addition of the third dairy, Iowa RNG is expected to generate approximately 350,000 MMBtu per year of RNG and a projected run-rate EBITDA of approximately $20 million.
Future Energy Park
Located within the City of Calgary, Future Energy Park is a proposed net CO2 negative biofuels facility using non-food grade wheat to produce RNG and ethanol. Future Energy Park represents an over $1.2 billion capital investment with over $300 million in annual EBITDA. The Company anticipates up to 75% in project level debt financing.
Currently in the later stages of permitting, GIP is also in the process of finalizing all material agreements, including engineering, procurement, and construction ("EPC"), offtake and supply contracts. Recent updates to project design now include over 400,000 tonnes of annual captured CO2 and high-quality protein distillers grain as a revenue stream.
Subject to receipt of regulatory approvals and the close of financing, construction is anticipated to start in early 2023. Once operational, the facility is expected to produce over 3.5 million MMBtu per year of RNG, over 300 million litres of ethanol annually, approximately 235,000 tonnes of high-quality protein distillers grain, capture 400,000 tonnes of clean CO2 and create carbon credits.
GreenGas Colorado Gearing Up for Commissioning
Located in Weld County, Colorado, GreenGas Colorado continues to be on time and on budget. GIP expects commissioning to start in late Summer 2022 with first gas production anticipated before year end. Once operational, the facility is expected to produce more than 360,000 MMBtu per year of RNG and a projected run-rate EBITDA of approximately $25 million.
About Green Impact Partners
Green Impact Partners is focused on creating a sustainable future and inclusive planet by developing clean energy. GIP acquires, develops, and builds RNG projects, with the intention of building, owning, and operating a portfolio of RNG facilities, and participates in a wide range of zero-carbon opportunities during any stage of the project lifecycle - from idea generation through to operations. GIP has a growing portfolio of RNG projects under development, representing over $2 billion in capital expenditures over the next three years. In its pursuit of net zero earth impact, GIP is positioned to be a leading producer of decarbonizing energy in North America. GIP's shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol GIP.V. For more information about GIP and its projects, visit www.greenipi.com.
EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization. EBITDA is a non-IFRS measure, calculated by adding back the impacts of income tax, finance costs, depreciation and amortization to net income (loss) for the period. Net income (loss) is the most directly comparable IFRS financial measure. EBITDA does not have a standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS and is not necessarily comparable to similar measures provided by other issuers. Management believes EBITDA is an important performance metric that measures normalized recurring cash flows before changes in non-cash working capital.
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