The distribution network, the first of its kind to be approved by a government authority in the U. Their combined herd of 6, milk cows is expected to produce , cubic feet of natural gas a day, enough to generate power for 3, California homes. BioEnergy Solutions, which builds and operates biogas pipeline facilities in California, will construct an underground pipeline linking the dairies which are located south of Lerdo Highway between the City of Shafter and Interstate 5. Biogas from the farms will be transported through the pipeline to an upgrade facility located at the Vermeer and Goedhart Dairy on Magnolia Avenue in Shafter.
Baja Statistics for Working Gas in Underground Storage for current week. Unconventional Basin Rig Count U. Click here for 1Q19 Marketer Rankings. BioEnergy CEO David Albers said his company has "an innovative way of bringing together dairies and power companies to generate a new source of green energy. Vintage Dairy, which is owned by Albers in western Fresno County near Riverdale, is BioEnergy's first project, with manure from the 5, milk-producing cows and calves flushed into a covered lagoon the size of five football fields and three stories deep. This process traps methane gas produced as the manure decomposes.
It turns out that in California there are 1. The Europeans have done considerable work on ways to capture this gas and turn it into a fuel source. The first project to go online is the Vintage Dairy biomethane injection project put together by Bioenergy Solutions in Riverdale. The project consists of a site where manure is collected into a lagoon with a "hood" to capture the biogas as it bubbles up, or in a large tank digester. A host dairy may initiate the injection project, and the surrounding local dairies can simply pipe biogas from their digesters to the host scrubber.
One of my favorite topics to write about at AGA is biogas. These articles go into detail making the case that biogas should be a leading candidate for helping the U. A vat of liquid cow manure at the Vintage Dairy Biogas Project. You can also cruise over to ecogeek. That story highlights a research paper released by Hewlett Packard that states that tech companies like themselves, Google and Microsoft could benefit from a partnership with dairy farmers, using cattle waste for fuel.