Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Production Starts at Clover Hill Dairy
Site Features CMD Gas Compression Equipment and Site Controller
(Campbellsport, WI) – A new gas processing facility at Clover Hill Dairy will provide clean transportation fuel for the growing renewable natural gas (RNG) industry. The facility to upgrade the biogas produced from an existing digester will be managed by Nacelle Solutions in partnership with U.S. Gain, a leader in the development and distribution of RNG.
Nacelle will own, operate and maintain the equipment, which includes advanced natural gas compression technology, a centralized site controller and site support from CMD CNG Energy Solutions. The Clover Hill site is the first in a series of four Nacelle Wisconsin RNG farm projects involving CMD as an equipment and service vendor. The remaining three are scheduled to be operational within the next few months.
“Along with the latest in gas compression technology, CMD has developed a centralized site controller unique to the industry for the Clover Hill project,” says Brad Schmoll, CMD CNG Business Development Manager. “The site controller connects the discreet components of the facility and provides centralized control, as well as consistent collection of metrics that are important for reporting to the EPA for the RIN program, and to verify that the gas is of pipeline quality. The intuitive HMI color touch screen also provides productivity and output data and has built-in alerts for any component or system issues.” The system delivers critical data in near real-time, improving operational efficiency and ensuring uninterrupted production.
“The site will produce over 50 million SCF amounts of RNG annually which equates to displacing over 360 thousand gallons of diesel per year in environmental benefits. Fleets will also be able to recognize economic savings via RINs. CMD’s 24/7 Call Center will provide around the clock monitoring and assistance which will contribute to the uninterrupted production of this clean burning fuel,” says Schmoll.
U.S. Gain will coordinate the transportation of pipeline-grade gas for all four farms through one centralized injection point using a virtual pipeline, which utilizes tube trailers to move the gas without the need for a physical pipeline.
The Clover Hill Site was commissioned and operational in under 9 months, a considerable achievement considering the complications that can occur with RNG projects.
“Nacelle is pleased to have completed the Clover Hill Dairy RNG project on schedule and within budget and we are pleased with the smooth start-up,” said Gov Graney, Managing member of Nacelle Solutions, “A component of this success is attributable to selecting vendors like CMD, with the unique skill-set of advanced technology development in natural gas for fuel compression.”
About CMD CNG Energy Solutions
CMD specializes in advancing technology in gas compression equipment for the CNG/RNG fueling market. A complete array of CNG fueling station equipment offers 99% uptime performance, supported by advanced IoT performance data collection and analytics and remote monitoring. CMD service is unmatched in the industry, including site service and maintenance, readily available replacement parts, and station operation and maintenance training. CMD offers 24/7/365 station monitoring and assistance – unique to the industry – by trained, in-house staff using advanced monitoring technology, software and analytics. CMD has supplied CNG and RNG fueling equipment to NGV stations throughout the United States and Canada.
CMD CNG Energy Solutions is a division of CMD Corporation, a privately-owned firm founded in 1980 and has 185+ employees. Equipment is designed and manufactured at the CMD 125,000 sq. ft. campus in Appleton, WI.
About Nacelle Solutions
Nacelle is a leading technology and service company specializing in gas conditioning and
advancement of the energy and biogas industries. With a history rooted in solving problems for
their customers, one of Nacelle’s great assets is its service background and track record of
delivering results. Nacelle provides innovative technology solutions and 24/7/365 operations and service ensuring a high level of performance and success. Since inception, Nacelle has successfully executed 150+ different projects with an average throughput of 2000 scfm (~3 million scf per day) of processed gas. Nacelle is committed to gas conditioning technologies and service that meet the complex and evolving demands of the energy and biogas industries. Learn more at www.nacellesolutions.com.
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