The anaerobic digester at S&S Jerseyland Dairy has been operational since 2011, initially converting waste from the farm’s 4,000 herd of Jersey cows to renewable power. U.S. Gain purchased the farm’s digester in September of 2019 and made the upgrades needed for fuel production. Gas collected at the facility is taken through a complex processing system that results in RNG comprised of 99.5% methane. The facility recently obtained project certification from the California Air Resources Board, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and the Environmental Protection Agency. Typically, projects like these take 12 to 18 months to bring online. “We are proud to announce its completion much sooner than anticipated,” Koel said.
A key partner to U.S. Gain throughout the project was Nacelle Solutions, a leader in developing gas clean-up equipment specifically designed for the RNG industry. “We are pleased to announce this project maximizes methane recovery and speed to market – two key goals initially outlined by U.S. Gain and Nacelle,” said Nacelle’s Co-Founder, Gov Graney.
“Methane recovery was maximized through additional processing capabilities in the upgrade portion of the plant, specifically a third stage membrane process. The more plants we do, the more efficient and streamlined we become, enabling speed to market with reliable results,” explained Graney.
RNG produced at S&S Jerseyland Dairy is transported to U.S. Gain’s new decant facility, then injected into the pipeline and transmitted to organizations throughout the nation seeking low carbon solutions to satisfy their sustainability targets.
About U.S. Gain
U.S. Gain is a leader in development, procurement and distribution of alternative fuel and renewable energy for the transportation and energy markets. Over the course of 10 years, U.S. Gain has diversified throughout the renewable natural gas supply chain; investing and managing development projects at farms, landfills and wastewater treatment plants; generating, trading and monetizing clean fuel credits under the RFS, LCFS and CFP programs; designing, building and operating alternative fueling stations, both private and a public GAIN Clean Fuel® network. This vertical integration allows companies access to the cleanest fuel and energy at the best value.
As a part of U.S. Venture, Inc., a family-owned, Wisconsin-based company, U.S. Gain is committed to finding a better way for organizations to succeed – both environmentally and economically.
About Nacelle Solutions
Nacelle is a leading technology and service company specializing in gas conditioning and advancement of the energy and biogas industries. With a history rooted in solving problems for their customers, one of Nacelle’s great assets is its service background and track record of delivering results. Nacelle provides innovative technology solutions and 24/7/365 operations and service ensuring a high level of performance and success. Since inception, Nacelle has successfully executed 150+ different projects with an average throughput of 2000 scfm (~3 million scf per day) of processed gas. Nacelle is committed to gas conditioning technologies and service that meet the complex and evolving demands of the energy and biogas industries. Learn more at www.nacellesolutions.com.
Stephanie Lowney, Director of Marketing & Innovation
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