Idaho alternative fuel plant expands operations
Expansion enables production of renewable green
Idaho Falls, ID— Intrepid
Technology and Resources, Inc. (ITR), a renewable energy company,
announced that it has ordered an additional eight digester tanks
and has begun the excavation work to accom- modate the five-fold
expansion of their operating Whitesides Biogas Production Plant
near Rupert, Idaho.
This expansion will take Intrepid’s
annualized gas production to as high as 95,000 mcf annually, a
quantity sufficient to heat 1,000 homes in the Boise, Idaho area.
The first phase of the expanded
construction activity includes the preparation of the pad that
will support the gas conditioning equipment that will transform
the existing biogas being produced by the facility to saleable
“pipeline quality” natural gas.
This production will make Intrepid
the nation’s first alternative fuels company to produce
renewable green gas available to commercial and residential users
and will pave the way for Intrepid to begin installing biogas
fields around the country.
The gas conditioning equipment
is scheduled for delivery in the latter half of May. Intrepid
expects to deliver their first commercial shipment of gas for
direct injection into the local gas utility pipeline distribution
system the first week of July.