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Lynchburg Renewable Fuels

Providing due diligence and progress review services as an independent engineer for a renewable fuels project in Lynchburg

  • 16%

    Reduction in Gas Use

  • 43.4K

    Acres Fertilized

  • 1M

    MMBTU from RNG

  • Lynchburg, Tennessee

    Lynchburg, Tennessee

From distillery waste product to a renewable energy source, spent grain finds a new life in Lynchburg

3 Rivers Energy Partners needed an independent engineer to conduct a due diligence review of their renewable fuels project at the Jack Daniel’s Distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee. They reached out to our team to help.

The project creates a biogas upgrading plant and uses anaerobic digesters to process spent grain from the distillery. The digesters’ natural processes break down microorganisms in the spent grain to produce biogas and natural fertilizer to replenish the surrounding farmland. At the plant, biogas gets refined into usable pipeline-quality renewable natural gas (RNG).

Expected to produce 900,000–1,000,000 million British thermal units (MMBTU) of energy via RNG annually, the project should reduce natural gas usage by 16 percent at the distillery after its completion in mid-2024.

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  • 3 Rivers Energy Partners
Meet Our Team

James Pope, Project Manager, Buildings Engineering

I am proud to be part of a team of smart, passionate, and creative people, where we know diverse perspectives create extraordinary results.
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Lee Finlay, Principal

My focus is to provide transparency, clarity, and guidance and help clients and teams through the complexities of project development.

Dru Whitlock, Vice President, Global Practice Leader, Biosolids & Energy Recovery

Organics is evolving—we’re closing the loop on wastes, creating renewable energy, and radically reducing greenhouse gases.
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James Pope

Project Manager, Buildings Engineering

Lee Finlay


Dru Whitlock

Vice President, Global Practice Leader, Biosolids & Energy Recovery

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