Across the US, dairy farmers are working with renewable energy companies to make use of what would otherwise go to waste. Dairy, food, animal and other organic waste is being converted into biogas with the help of companies like Brightmark Energy, to generate heat, electricity and support farming communities. Bioenergy Insight spoke to Brightmark Energy CEO Bob Powell to find out more.
Can you tell our readers a bit about yourself and your role at Brightmark Energy?
As the CEO of Brightmark Energy, I lead a team of 40 professionals who come to work every day and are passionate about solving some of our most catastrophic waste and energy problems. Before starting Brightmark in 2016, I ran one of the earliest US renewable energy companies and served on the executive team of the largest renewable energy company in the world, a utility company, and was a partner at PwC and Andersen’s global energy practices. All of those prior experiences have shaped my desire to solve big problems in the industry I grew up in.
Brightmark Energy has embarked on several dairy waste-to-biogas projects in 2019, including in...