The Castor Project

About the project

Three Western Michigan farms have each signed supply agreements with Brightmark indicating their intent to provide the company with dairy manure from their herds that will serve as feedstock for new anaerobic digesters to be built on Beaver Creek Farm. The digesters will capture, extract, and clean the methane in the manure, then convert it into renewable natural gas (RNG) and inject it into a nearby gas pipeline. The project is part of the recently announced joint venture Brightmark RNG Holdings LLC, a Brightmark platform in partnership with Chevron U.S.A. Inc.

Project benefits

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GHG REDUCTION

Once the Castor project is fully operational in early 2022, it is anticipated to produce renewable natural gas each year, making this Brightmark’s largest RNG project to date.

“As a participating farm, we are excited to have Brightmark as a partner in the anaerobic digestion of the manure from our cows. This investment will help local farms like ours continue to be environmentally friendly to our community and help us to exceed environmental regulations and responsibilities. We have always taken pride in being excellent stewards of our land, community, and industry.”

– Greg Stahl, owner of Den Dulk Dairy Farm

Transform your waste

Brightmark owns and operates over 30 renewable natural gas projects working with 40 farms across the United States, all of which have been launched in the past three years alone, making the company an emerging leader in the rapidly growing RNG industry. If you’d like to partner on a project with us, please fill out this form to get started!
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