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Prototype Project Generates Natural Gas From Dairy Manure



With surging natural gas prices, a renewable alternative energy company has announced that it has successfully processed biogas generated from dairy manure into pipeline-quality natural gas.


With surging natural gas prices, a renewable alternative energy company has announced that it has successfully processed biogas generated from dairy manure into pipeline-quality natural gas.

Idaho-based Intrepid Technology and Resources, Inc announced the development following test results from American Mobil Research Inc. in Casper, Wyoming, a natural gas analysis laboratory.

The test results indicate that the gas produced from Intrepid’s newly installed gas conditioning equipment at their prototype demonstration facility located at the Whitesides Dairy north of Rupert, Idaho, meets the heating value requirement for direct injection into a commercial pipeline distribution system.

The gas contains acceptably low levels of sulphur, Intrepid says, and the methane purity content obtained by Intrepid is 99.7% which is equivalent to 1008 BTU’s per cubic foot of gas, exceeding expectations.

“With this critical milestone achieved, we are now ready to proceed with delivery of our first commercial load of green gas to Intermountain Gas Company and begin building regional biogas fields in earnest,” says Dr. Dennis Keiser, CEO of Intrepid. “Having established the fact that animal waste can be converted into a clean burning, pipeline transportable, and renewable energy source, we intend to start developing the first renewable large scale gas field in the world.”




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