Dublin, Texas Facility to Generate Pipeline-Grade Renewable Natural Gas
(RNG(R)) from Manure and Other Waste Products
TARRYTOWN, N.Y., June 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Environmental Power Corporation (Nasdaq: EPG), a leader in the renewable bioenergy industry, will today mark the commencement of construction at its Rio Leche Estates RNG(R) Facility with a ground breaking ceremony. The Dublin, Texas facility, owned and operated by Environmental Power's subsidiary, Microgy, Inc., will generate pipeline-grade RNG(R) from dairy cow manure and other waste products. RNG(R) is Microgy's branded, renewable pipeline quality methane product.
The Rio Leche facility is expected to generate 635,000 MMBtu of RNG(R) per year, the energy equivalent of 4.5 million gallons of oil. The facility will use a thermophilic, codigestion anaerobic digestion process to generate methane-rich biogas, condition the gas to natural gas pipeline standards and transport the RNG(R) to market via the Enterprise natural gas pipeline system. The gas will be purchased under a previously announced medium-term purchase agreement. Because the project will trap methane, a potent greenhouse gas, the facility has the potential to generate a significant number of greenhouse gas offset credits. Construction of the facility is expected to be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2009.
Participants at today's ground breaking are expected to include Rich
Kessel, President and CEO of Environmental Power; State Representative Sid
Miller; Mayor of Dublin Red Seigars; Joe Adams, President of MWH
Constructors; County Commissioner Lynn Tidwell; John Cowen, Executive
Director of the Texas Association of Dairymen; James Fritts, President of
the Dublin E
|SOURCE Environmental Power Corporation|
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