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VERBIO celebrates renewable natural gas facility

VERBIO, the first industrial-scale renewable natural gas (RNG) manufacturing facility in North America, is now fully operational. It’s located on the east end of our Prairie View Industrial Center near Ames, Iowa. VERBIO injects RNG into an Alliant Energy natural gas pipeline for distribution across the country.

Setting standards
To attract VERBIO to Iowa, we provided much more than a great place to build its business. Our employees worked closely with VERBIO and state leaders to develop standards and new processes for RNG in Iowa. The on-site interconnection between the facility and our natural gas pipeline allows VERBIO to comply with requirements to sell RNG in other states.

“Working with Alliant Energy has been like a breath of fresh air for us,” said Greg Northrop, president of VERBIO NA Holdings Corporation, at the facility ribbon cutting. “When we started talking about what we needed to do, Alliant Energy did a very good job of listening and understanding what we needed to be successful.”

Terry Kouba, president of Alliant Energy’s Iowa division, added, “VERBIO is an ideal fit for the area. The company’s addition to the community, and our focus on economic development, benefits our customers and the communities we serve by bringing investment, growth and job creation.”

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