Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has completed construction of a $26 million renewable natural gas (RNG) facility at Victory Farms Dairy in Revillo, South Dakota, and is injecting pipeline quality RNG into interstate natural gas infrastructure, the company said in an April 23 press release.

The Victory Farms two-digester facility uses the manure of 6,000 jersey cows—processing approximately 120,000 gallons of manure per day—to produce an estimated 900,000 gallons of negative carbon-intensity RNG annually.

RNG produced at the facility will be used in Clean Energy’s fueling network to help commercial fleets reduce greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions significantly.

Clean Energy currently operates more than 600 stations around North America, providing fuel and services to customers—including some of the largest logistics operators such as UPS and Amazon, transit agencies including those in New York City and Los Angeles and dozens of waste companies including WM, Republic Services and Waste Connections.

Victory Farms was developed in partnership with Dynamic Renewables and financed through one of Clean Energy’s production joint ventures. Clean Energy is in the process of filing the necessary applications to generate federal and state environmental credits.

“We are committed to working with dairies to bring more RNG into the market. Projects like Victory Farms will provide us the fuel to help decarbonize heavy-duty transportation while simultaneously providing an additional revenue stream for dairy owners and helping with their waste management. With fleets quickly learning that RNG is a proven solution readily available now, it is perfect timing that Victory Farms and the other dairy facilities are coming online to meet the growing demand,” said Clay Corbus, senior vice president of renewables at Clean Energy.

Agriculture accounts for nearly 10% percent of U.S. GHG emissions and the transportation sector accounts for another 28%, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Capturing methane from farm waste lowers these emissions. RNG, produced by captured methane and used as a transportation fuel, significantly lowers GHG emissions on a lifecycle basis when compared to diesel.