The Helios Project

About the project

The Helios renewable natural gas (RNG) project is located in Western New York and the Finger Lakes region. The three farms, Gardeau Crest Farms, Lawnhurst Farms, and Willet Dairy, will provide Brightmark with dairy manure from their herds, serving as feedstock for the three existing anaerobic digesters on the farms. The digesters will capture, extract, and clean the methane in the manure, convert it into RNG, and inject it into a nearby gas pipeline for distribution. When fully operational in the fourth quarter of 2021, the digesters will produce renewable natural gas between the three dairy farms. 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 REDUCTIONS

The project will offset carbon emissions.
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RESOURCE RECOVERY

When fully operational the 
project will produce energy each year.
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WASTE TO NEW PRODUCTS

When fully operational in the third quarter of 2021, the digesters will produce renewable natural gas between the three dairy farms.

“We are proud to partner with Brightmark to further reduce our environmental impact and to ensure that we continue to be good neighbors to our local community with the odor management benefits our anaerobic digester provides. This partnership allows us to convert our manure waste into a valuable resource, while also improving odor control and reducing our emissions – a win-win-win for our farm, our community, and the environment.”

– Don Jensen, Lawnhurst Farms

Partners

The project is part of the joint venture Brightmark RNG Holdings LLC, a Brightmark platform in partnership with Chevron U.S.A. Inc.

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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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