Dane County landfill to receive first biogas load
In April 2019, a biogas upgrading facility opened at the Dane County landfill to convert waste and cow manure into renewable natural gas (RNG), to be injected into the natural gas pipeline and used as a transport fuel.
The RNG offloading station, built alongside the upgrading facilities at Dane County landfill, is the first of its kind in the US. The offloading facility will give biogas producers greater access to the pipeline.
Local company BIOFerm Energy Systems designed, engineered, commissioned and provided the technology for the biogas upgrading facility at the Dane County landfill. According to a statement by Dane County, extracting methane from the manure helps to reduce the amount of methane that is released into the air, and reduces 'harmful run-off' into lakes and streams.
County Executive Joe Parisi said: "We are thrilled to reach this milestone at the Dane County landfill. It took a lot of hard work and dedication from our staff and industry partners to see this through to the end. It is exciting to see this effort shape the industry. We look forward to the positive impact it will have on our clean lakes efforts, as well as the local economy."
In 2019, the Dane County RNG project won the American Biogas Council's Biogas Project of the Year award "for the deployment of innovative state-of-the-art cleaning technology to meet stringent RNG pipeline gas requirements".