AMP Americas Opens Country’s Largest Dairy Renewable Natural Gas Project
Renewable Dairy Fuels (RDF), a business unit of Amp Americas, says its second biogas facility producing renewable natural gas (RNG) from dairy waste is now operational and has begun delivering RNG into the NIPSCO natural gas pipeline system to be used as transportation fuel. RDF says the facility, which is located in Jasper County, Indiana, is now the largest dairy project of its kind in the country.
The Jasper County site will convert 945 tons of manure per day generated from 16,000 head of milking cows from the Bos, Herrema and Windy Ridge dairy farms into 100 percent renewable transportation fuel. The new facility is 50 percent larger than RDF’s first operation at Fair Oaks Farms in Indiana which has been online since 2011.
In addition, Amp Americas announced that former Camco Clean Energy executive Andy Dvoracek has joined Amp Americas as vice president of business development. Dvoracek will be responsible for new growth and expanding the company’s dairy RNG project portfolio.
Prior to joining Amp Americas, Dvoracek was vice president of development at Camco Clean Energy, where he managed origination and investment in carbon asset management projects and biogas development. In his role with Camco, he worked closely with Amp Americas and Fair Oaks Farms (site of Amp’s initial RNG project) for several years. He holds a BA from Saint John’s University and an MPA in Environmental Science, Policy and Management from Columbia.
“Andy has as much experience in RNG and working with dairy farms to reduce carbon emissions as anyone in the industry,” said Grant Zimmerman, CEO of Amp Americas. “With his wealth of valuable knowledge and strong network within the industry, he will be instrumental in helping us develop future dairy RNG projects.”
Amp Americas continues to expand its national footprint and to invest heavily in dairy RNG projects by partnering with dairy farmers across the country. Amp Americas is already producing at an annual rate of over 4 million gallons of RNG and is working on projects that will increase that rate in 2019 and beyond. In addition, the company’s network of fast-fill CNG fueling stations is now up to twenty and continues to grow.