Environmental Power constructs multi-digester
gas production facility
Environmental Power Corporation and subsidiary
Microgy, Inc., began construction on a multi-digester biogas production
and gas conditioning facility near Stephenville, Texas. Microgy
will design, construct, own and operate the facility which will
be known as the Huckaby Ridge facility.
The project will entail the construction of eight
916,000-gallon digesters, sufficient to process the manure from
up to 10,000 cows.
The facility is expected to produce an aggregate
of one billion cubic feet of biogas per year with an energy content
of 650,000 million BTU (equivalent to approximately 12,700 gallons
per day of heating oil). The gas is to be treated and compressed
to produce and deliver pipeline-grade methane that will be sold
as a commodity directly into a nearby natural gas pipeline.
The facility is to be located adjacent to Producers
Compost Incorporated (PCI), a composting site that receives manure
from over 20,000 cows. Microgy has signed an agreement with PCI
providing Microgy with the exclusive right to source all the manure
required by the project from the composting facility.
Completion of the Huckabay Ridge facility is subject
to the securing of additional financing by Environmental Power Corporation
or Microgy. No commitments for such financing are yet in place.