Brightmark breaks ground on Caballero RNG project in Arizona
In the United States(US), waste solutions provider Brightmark LLC has announced that it has begun work on the Caballero Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) project, which includes the construction of new anaerobic digesters at Caballero Dairy Farms, an 8 800 animal farm in Eloy, Arizona (AZ).
Upon completion of the project, the digesters are anticipated to generate 214 MMBtu of renewable natural gas daily. The gas will be delivered into the El Paso Natural Gas Pipeline owned by Kinder Morgan.
We are excited to break ground on our first RNG project in Arizona as we expand our footprint and operate carbon-negative projects across the U.S. We look forward to partnering with Caballero Dairy Farms and see significant opportunities to continue to advance our mission of reimagining waste in communities across the U.S. that can benefit from the new economic and environmental value our projects deliver, said Bob Powell, Founder, and CEO of Brightmark
The project will be owned and operated by Brightmark RNG Holdings LLC, a Brightmark platform in partnership with Chevron U.S.A. Inc. Brightmark currently owns and operates 29 RNG projects in eight states.
Brightmark developed the project and now, through the JV with Chevron, will own and operate it once construction is complete, expected in the first quarter of 2022.
Arizona leads the country in innovative farming technology—including the Caballero RNG Project, which will support dairy farmers, grow our economy, and fuel Arizona jobs, said Arizona Senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema.
AD systems can prevent significant quantities of methane, a potent greenhouse gas (GHG), from being released into the atmosphere. After the methane is extracted from the processed manure, the remaining soil nutrients will be returned to the farmers for use as fertilizer and water for forage crops for their cows.
We pride ourselves on being good stewards of the environment to ensure our natural resources are protected for current and future generations. By bringing this innovative technology to our farm, we are leading by example and showing how dairy farms across Arizona can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve water quality and protect the environment while generating new sources of revenue. We are proud to partner with Brightmark RNG to advance sustainable agriculture and energy production in Arizona, said Craig Caballero, owner of Caballero Dairy Farms.