BLUEdot Register feature Projects:

 

Denton Methane Capture

A 1.6 MW Caterpillar 3520 generator uses methane gas from the Denton Landfill to generate power while a backup candlestick flare located on the landfill property combusts landfill gas when the generator is at capacity.  The project has annual emissions reduction of 52,000 metric tons CO2e. 

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Wild Rose Dairy

Located in Webster Township, WI this dairy is home to 900 dairy cows, and an on-site anaerobic digester.  The digester creates methane-rich biogas from their waste, which is used to generate 750 kilowatts of electricity per hour.  That electricity then feeds into the local power cooperative supporting clean energy for the community.

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Norswiss Farms

Located in Rice Lake, WI, Norswiss Farms is a 1,100 cow dairy farm operating an anaerobic digester. The system is driven by a Jenbacher JGS316 GS-BL biogas engine with JW/IC heat recovery to maintain the temperature of the digester tank. The system operates 24/7 and exports all of the generated electricity to the grid. This system will annually generate over 6,500,000 kWh.

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Five Star Dairy

An 800-head dairy farm owned by Lee Jensen, Five Star Dairy operates an anaerobic digester fed by over 26,000 gallons of manure per day. The digester includes an engine generator set using the biogas to generate up to 775 kW of electricity, enough power to supply 600 homes.

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New Hope Dairy

This New York farm houses over 950 cows.  The digesters are fed by approximately 30,000 gallons of manure per day.  The project has an annual energy produciton of 6,600 MWh and an emission reduction of 40,000 Metric Tons C02e over the project’s lifetime.

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East Central Minnesota Methane Capture

The East Central Solid Waste Commission is a municipally-owned organization made up of Kanabec, Pine, Isanti, Chisago and Mille Lacs counties. The entity owns both the landfill outside of Mora and a pair of transfer stations near Hinckley and Cambridge.  The project has annual emissions reduction of 24,750 metric tons CO2e

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Decatur Methane Capture

The Decatur-Morgan County Landfill is a municipally-owned site with a 10 million ton waste capacity.  The landfill site is approximately 270 acres and has operated since 1981, but prior to this project never had a comprehensive gas collection system in place.  Through this project, methane emissions from the Decatur landfill are collected and piped to a near by steel plant where they are flared as a heat source in the steel production.

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Davis Methane Capture

The Davis County Landfill is operated by Wasatch Integrated Waste Management District.  Through this project, methane emissions from the Decatur landfill are collected and piped to a third party and used for generation of electricity on the adjacent Hill Air Force Base. 

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Chengshan Wind Power

Located in Chengshan Town, Rongcheng City, Shandong Province, People’s Republic of China, the Chengshan Wind Power project delivers zero-emissions renewable electricity to China’s North China Power Grid. The project is validated and verified to the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and has also registered and issued credits with the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). 

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