AMP Americas, an Illinois company focussed on the provision of Renewable (RNG) natural gas for transportation, says its RNG operation at Fair Oaks Farms in Indiana has received the first dairy waste-to-vehicle fuel pathway certified by California’s Air Resources Board (CARB). CARB awarded the company a Carbon Intensity (CI) score of -254.94 gCO2e/MJ, which is the lowest ever issued by CARB.
Located at Fair Oaks Farms in northwest Indiana, the on-farm anaerobic digester is the largest in United States where it transforms farm manure from 15,000 cows into renewable methane. It has been in action since 2011 and produces over 1.5 million gallons of 100 percent renewable transportation fuel from dairy waste every year.
The project was also the first, and to-date only, U.S. EPA Renewable Fuel Standard-certified dairy waste-to-vehicle fuel project in the U.S. It is the first of its kind in California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard program. Fuels that emit more carbon have higher scores. Diesel registers +98 and California electric is +35. Fair Oaks’ -255 CI makes trucks using its fuel far cleaner than electric vehicles.
AMP Americas also announced that it has opened an office in Los Angeles and has named Martin Gilkes as its COO. The new office will focus on the expanding customer base in California.
AMP Americas’ Renewable Dairy Fuels (RDF) is investing heavily in dairy RNG projects and partnering with dairy farmers across the country. RDF’s investments will bring more ultra-low CI gas to market and will help solve major air quality and climate challenges. Construction is currently underway for the company’s second RNG project using dairy digester gas. RDF plans to more than double its dairy gas output by early 2018 and aims to deliver 100 percent RNG to all 20 of its fueling stations as it brings on future projects.
Source: AMP Americas and NGVAmerica