EPG enters into Texas agreement

Portsmouth-based Environmental Power Corporation has signed an 18-month purchase agreement between its Microgy subsidiary and the Lower Colorado River Authority.

Under the deal, Microgy will supply the Texas-based conservation and reclamation district with all the renewable natural gas produced at Microgy’s Huckabay Ridge facility in Stephenville, Texas.

In addition, LCRA is considering purchasing the carbon offset credit and renewable energy credits produced by the facility, which is expected to be completed by the end of first quarter 2007.

Once Huckabay Ridge is up and running it is expected to produce up to 2 million cubic feet per day of RNG and 200,000 metric tons of carbon offset credits annually from cow manure and other farm waste.

The Huckabay Ridge facility will feature eight digesters employing Microgy’s proprietary anaerobic digestion technology, which will transform manure from 10,000 cows to 650,000 mmBTUs of natural gas per year – the equivalent of 12,700 gallons of heating oil per day. – TRACIE STONE

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