Biomass Magazine reports an Indiana dairy has contracted with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to build a compressed natural gas station powered partially by methane gas converted from the dairy’s waste.
The Fair Oaks Fueling Station near Fair Oaks Dairy, 70 miles south of Chicago, will provide compressed natural gas for the public as well as the dairy’s 42 new CNG-fueled milk trucks. According to Clean Fuels the initial fleet of CNG-fueled trucks at Fair Oaks Dairy will transport 53 loads of milk per day, using more than 1.5 million diesel gallon equivalents of CNG per year.
The station is expected to open this fall and the conditioning facility for the biogas is expected to be complete in the next 12 to 18 months.
James Harger, chief marketing officer of Clean Energy said the station at Fair Oaks Dairy is a model which can be replicated at other dairy farms across America.
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Source: Biomass Magazine