Biogas Generated From Dairy Manure Successfully Processed Into Pipeline Quality Natural Gas
Intrepid Technology and Resources, Inc, a renewable alternate energy company, announces that they, have successfully processed biogas generated from dairy manure into commercial pipeline quality natural gas. This is a major breakthrough by Intrepid as they believe that they are the first commercial firm in the United States to achieve such results on a privately funded basis.
Results from American Mobil Research Inc. in Casper, Wyoming, a widely used and respected natural gas analysis lab, has confirmed 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 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.
Jake Dustin, President of Intrepid, acknowledged a strong team effort. "While I am obviously pleased with the tremendous job our in-house staff has done, we are also extremely appreciative of the close cooperation and collaboration we have received from our technology partners and equipment suppliers. That is particularly true of the Andigen/Utah State University team who developed the proprietary Induced Blanket Reactor digester technology that we selected as our demonstration platform. They are outstanding individuals and the close relationship we've developed with them over the past 3 years is a critical part of our current and future success."
Dr. Dennis Keiser, CEO of Intrepid stated, "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. 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 and we start on that project today."
Dr. Keiser further commented, "As a nation, we are faced with dwindling supplies of natural gas and we agonize about the necessity of importing increasing amounts of energy. I believe that natural gas produced from animal waste can be a potential source of gas to replace this imported natural gas. What we just achieved at our commercial demonstration plant in Idaho goes a long way towards showing that animal waste made into pipeline-quality natural gas can be suitable for this replacement."
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