Programs Grants & Awards
2019 Biogas Award Winners announced
November 19, 2019 by Manure Manager
Eight biogas projects received awards from the American Biogas Council (ABC) for their outstanding performance and contribution to the U.S. biogas industry. The awards were announced at BioCycle REFOR19, the ABC’s annual conference.
This year, five projects received 2019 Project of the Year designation in the categories: dairy, agriculture, merchant, municipal, and landfill. The winning projects in dairy and agriculture were: the Valley View project, which creates renewable natural gas (RNG) from hog waste in Greencastle, MO; and, the Calumet Renewable Energy project which manages dairy RNG through a virtual pipeline in Newton, WI.
Jordan Dairy Farm in Rutland, MA, received the 2019 Longevity Award for over five years of continuous operation and Renovar Arglinton LTD won the 2019 Innovation of the Year award. The Renovar Arlington LTD – Landfill and Waste-Water Digester (WWTP) Gas Upgrading project is based in Landenberg, PA.
Also, due to an increased number of projects in development, one of ABC’s judges created a new category, the 2019 Up-And-Coming Biogas Project Award. Vanguard Renewables/Vermont Gas Project, which involves a partnership between a local gas utility, academic institution, farm, and investor in Salisbury, VT, took home the title.
The award ceremony followed the announcement of ABC’s shortlist of outstanding finalist projects, all deserving of their own recognition. There are more than 2,200 operational biogas systems in the U.S. today with the potential for at least 13,500 new systems to be built.