Brightmark breaks ground on Arizona RNG project
The project includes the construction of new anaerobic digesters at Caballero Dairy Farms, an 8,800 animal farm in Eloy, Arizona.
On completion of the project, the digesters are expected to generate 214 MMBtu of RNG daily. The gas will be delivered into the El Paso Natural Gas Pipeline owned by Kinder Morgan. It will be owned and operated by Brightmark RNG Holdings, a platform in partnership with Chevron U.S.A.
Brightmark, which currently owns and operates 29 RNG projects in eight US states, developed the project and now, through its joint venture with Chevron, will own and operate it once construction is complete in the first quarter of 2022.
Once fully operational, the benefits of the Caballero RNG project include reducing 33,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions each year, equivalent to planting 43,000 acres of forest and generating 73,400 MMBtu of renewable gas annually.
Bob Powell, founder and CEO of Brightmark, commented: “We are excited to break ground on our first RNG project in Arizona as we expand our footprint and operate carbon-negative projects across the US.
“We look forward to partnering with Caballero Dairy Farms and see significant opportunities to continue to advance our mission of reimagining waste in communities across the US that can benefit from the new economic and environmental value our projects deliver.”
“We pride ourselves on being good stewards of the environment to ensure our natural resources are protected for current and future generations,” added Craig Caballero, owner of Caballero Dairy Farms.
“By bringing this innovative technology to our farm, we are leading by example and showing how dairy farms across Arizona can reduce GHG emissions, improve water quality, and protect the environment while generating new sources of revenue. We are proud to partner with Brightmark RNG to advance sustainable agriculture and energy production in Arizona.”