The Sobek renewable natural gas (RNG) project includes the construction of new anaerobic digesters at four Larson family dairy farms in Okeechobee County, Florida. Two of the farms are owned by Larson Dairy, Inc. and two farms owned by JM Larson, Inc. After the project is complete, the digesters are anticipated to generate about 171,000 MMBtu of renewable natural gas each year. The gas will be delivered into the local interstate gas pipeline system.

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“Brightmark has been a good partner in the development of this project. We are glad the technology and economics are coming together to support our environmental and sustainability goals. Cows are the ultimate recyclers, creating wholesome milk from byproducts of the citrus, ethanol, brewing and textile industries. This technology now also allows us to convert manure to energy and improve the environment.”

– Woody Larson, Participating farmer

Project Benefits


GHG Reductions: The facility will offset 57,400 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions each year.

Waste to New Products: The facility will generate 469 MMBtu of renewable gas per day.

First Project: This will be our first project in Florida. We will develop, own and operate the digesters.

Project Locations


All four farms are located around Okeechobee, Florida.

Partners


Brightmark developed the project and now owns and will operate it once construction is complete in 2021. Partners include Larson Dairy, Inc. and JM Larson, Inc.

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