Brightmark, Chevron Announce First Gas at Athena Project

Through Brightmark and Chevron's partnership, manure from dairy farms will be converted to renewable natural gas that can be used as a clean alternative fuel.

Hart Energy Staff
Brightmark Holdings, Chevron, dairy farms

Brightmark and Chevron achieved first delivery of renewable natural gas produced at the Athena Project, part of their previously announced partnership to own project companies across the U.S. to produce and market RNG. (Source: Karen H. Black / Shutterstock.com)

Brightmark RNG Holdings delivered first gas at the Minnehaha, S.D.-based Athena Project, according to a press release on Aug. 3.

The project captures methane generated from manure from Boadwine Farms, Pioneer Dairy and Mooody Dairy farms in South Dakota to be cleaned and converted into a renewable natural gas (RNG) called dairy biomethane. The RNG will then be injected into the local interstate pipeline system, as well as be used for transportation, cooking or electricity.

Brightmark RNG Holdings is a joint venture partnership between Chevron U.S.A. Inc., a subsidiary of Chevron Corp., and Brightmark Fund Holdings LLC, a subsidiary of Brightmark LLC.

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