Brightmark, a San Francisco-based waste to energy development company and ABC member, announced today that it has expanded its Western New York dairy biogas project to partner with six total farms throughout the region. Including two new farms, the Yellowjacket project will extract methane from 265,000 gallons of dairy manure per day and convert it into renewable natural gas (RNG) and other useful products. After the planned installation of gas upgrade equipment across all of the farms is complete in early 2021, the project is anticipated to produce about 305,000 MMBtu of renewable natural gas each year, making this Brightmark’s largest RNG project to date.

Farms participating in the Yellowjacket renewable natural gas project include: Boxler Dairy Farm – Varysburg, Wyoming County; Lamb Lakeshore Dairy – Wilson, Niagara County; Lamb Farms – Oakfield, Genesee County; Lawnhurst – Stanley, Ontario County; Swiss Valley Farms – Warsaw, Wyoming County; and Zuber Farms – Byron, Genesee County