BerQ RNG celebrates startup of Michigan dairy RNG facility

By BerQ RNG | June 27, 2022

BerQ RNG, an innovative developer, owner and operator of renewable natural gas (RNG) facilities headquartered in Oakville, Ontario, announced today the successful startup of an animal manure anerobic digester to RNG facility located on a dairy farm in Western, Michigan.  Pipeline-quality RNG has been produced and commercial operations were achieved on June 24, 2022.

This state-of-the-art facility was successfully constructed, commissioned, and completed within budget and on schedule and is expected to deliver over 85,000 MMBtu of RNG annually, equating to approximately 750,000 gasoline gallon equivalents (GGE) of renewable vehicle fuel annually.  This RNG will be used as clean fuel for the transportation sector and stands to benefit from the federal Renewable Fuel Standard Program and the Low Carbon Fuel Standard in California. The project is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by over 6,000 metric tons annually and significantly reduce air pollutants.

"We are excited to celebrate the commencement of commercial operations of this industry-leading anaerobic digestion project that will offer long-term sustainability benefits to the host farm and local community in Michigan," said Bas van Berkel, CEO of BerQ RNG.