The proposed Ardenode Renewable Natural Gas Project by Epcor for Wheatland County has been cancelled. This project was a bio-digester that would process manure and other organic materials into a source of renewable, clean energy.

Strathmore Now reached out to Epcor to confirm the details, and although Epcor was not available for an interview, they provided this statement regarding Strathmore Now's inquiry:

"EPCOR has decided not to proceed with the Ardenode Renewable Natural Gas Project – the bio-digester you referenced. The market pressures and cost increases that have been affecting construction across a number of industries have now affected this project and, as a result, the project no longer fits within EPCOR’s risk tolerance.

We are grateful for the expertise and experience shared with us by a number of commercially minded partners on the project, including Cattleland Feedyards. Their input was extremely valuable and we regret not being able to pursue this project any further.

Although EPCOR will not be proceeding with this project, the development work completed to date was promising, and we believe there is strong potential for a developer with a different risk tolerance. EPCOR will entertain discussions with other developers.

EPCOR is committed to addressing the challenges posed by climate change through renewable natural gas, and we remain interested in exploring other opportunities on that front."

More details may become available in the New Year.

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