The Vlot Project

The Vlot anaerobic digestion project is anticipated to capture, clean, and convert methane from manure that would otherwise escape to the atmosphere on the Vlot Calf Ranch and dairy farm into renewable natural gas (RNG). The project is expected to be completed in 2023. Other renewable products generated by the project include recycled water back to the farm, biofertilizer, and digested dairy fiber, which can be used as cow bedding or as a peat moss substitute.
Sustainability considerations and agriculture go hand-in-hand; one cannot exist without the other. As farmers and livestock owners, we take pride in caring for our land and environment because we know that when we do that, it will, in turn, take care of us and our animals. It is what farmers, ranchers, and dairy farmers do. Innovation in agriculture is constant and ever-changing. This digester is another step in providing environmental benefits to our farm and surroundings. In this case, it's utilizing the manure from our cattle in an anaerobic digester that will help generate those benefits to continue our legacy in sustainability. We are looking forward to seeing this project completed.
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Project Benefits

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GHG Reductions
The Vlot project is anticipated to prevent greenhouse gas emissions each year.
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Resource Recovery
The process of recovering and processing manure from the farms will prevent excess nitrogen and phosphorus from escaping into local air and water.
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Waste To New Products
The facility will generate renewable natural gas per year. Other renewable products generated by the project include fertilizer.

Partners

In October 2020, Brightmark LLC and Chevron U.S.A. Inc. originally announced the formation of the Brightmark RNG Holdings LLC joint venture to own projects across the United States to produce and market dairy biomethane, a renewable natural gas. Equity investments by each company in the new venture fund construction of infrastructure and commercial operation of dairy biomethane projects in multiple states. Chevron purchases RNG produced from these projects and markets the volumes for use in vehicles operating on compressed natural gas. The formation of this project is also in partnership with the Vlot Calf Ranch and Dairy Farm in Chowchilla, California.

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