Dairy farms collaborate to cut greenhouse gas emissions

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Rainier Biogas LLC is working with NativeEnergy and three Washing State dairies to build a manure digester that will produce energy and reduce almost 4,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually.

The manure digester will burn methane to produce electricity in a 1-megawatt electric generator, which will deliver renewable energy to the region’s electrical grid. None of the three farms are large enough to run the digester alone, but combined they can support it.

Rainier Biogas LLC, based in Enumclaw, Wash., worked with NativeEnergy who provided financing for the project. NativeEnergy sells the carbon reductions resulting from the digester.

The collaboration includes eBay, Stonyfield Farm, Brita, and Effect Partners who purchased shares of the verified emissions reductions the project will produce over the next 10 years.

Source: Rainier Biogas

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