The Sumter Project

The 1.546 megawatt Sumter project in Sumter, South Carolina, uses methane biogas generated by customer Pilgrim Pride’s poultry processing facility to produce electricity and hot water- enough to power 500 - 700 households. An on-site anaerobic digester recovers methane gas created in the plant and uses it for combined heat and power. Each year, the project generates up to 30,000 renewable energy certificates (RECs). The Sumter project has been operational since July 2015, and Brightmark provides ongoing operations and maintenance support for the project.
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From an environmental standpoint, I want to get the most out of what we do from an environmental standpoint. Before our partnership with Brightmark, burning our methane off was just a wasted material. With Brightmark, we now generate energy that was being wasted before—we are preventing waste and creating usable products. It’s a real win-win.
John Morris, Pilgrim’s Complex Environmental Manager

Project Benefits

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In 2018, the facility prevented the release of 6,622 metric tons of CO2 emissions. That’s equivalent to planting 109,496 trees or taking 1,406 cars off the road.
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The Sumter plant recycles all wastewater from its anaerobic digester.
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The on-site anaerobic digester allows waste methane to be used to produce electricity and hot water.

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