September 7, 2022
IGU Corp. announced on September 6 that Cayuga RNG has reached an agreement to develop its fourth renewable natural gas (RNG) production project in upstate New York. Cayuga RNG is a joint venture between UGI Energy Services LLC (UGIES), a subsidiary of UGI, and Global Common Ventures LLC (GCV).
Cayuga RNG’s fourth project will be built at Bergen Farms and Glenview Dairy, both located in Schuyler County, upstate New York. The project will include the construction of a manure digester and gas upgrading equipment at each location.
“We are excited to expand our portfolio of sustainable energy solutions that will deliver environmental benefits to farmers, communities and customers,” said Robert F. Beard, executive vice president of natural gas at UGI. “Renewable energy is a growth platform for UGI, and with this investment, we have committed nearly $250 million to RNG projects in multiple states, which will further expand our geographic footprint and revenue capacity.”
When completed in the second half of calendar year 2024, the project is expected to produce approximately 150 million cubic feet of RNG per year which will be delivered to a local gas pipeline serving the regional distribution system. UGIES’ subsidiary, GHI Energy, will be the exclusive distributor of Cayuga RNG.
“Bergen Farms and Glenview Dairy are thrilled to be involved with UGI in a renewable energy project on our farm,” said Jim Bergen of Bergen Farms and Glenview Dairy. “We expect this to benefit the farm, the local community and the environment. This project will help reduce odors from manure generated on site. Planned anaerobic digesters will reduce the amount of methane emitted to the atmosphere from manure storage as well as the use of methane to replace fossil fuels.
UGI Corporation is a marketer and distributor of energy products and services. Through subsidiaries, UGI operates natural gas and electric utilities in Pennsylvania, natural gas utilities in West Virginia, distributes LPG both domestically (through AmeriGas) and to the international (through UGI International), manages midstream energy assets in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia and power generation assets in Pennsylvania and engages in energy marketing, including natural gas renewable in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States and California and internationally in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
GCV designs, develops, owns and operates various energy projects, including large-scale power plants, renewable fuels projects, micro-grids and on-site generation projects. GCV establishes strategic energy partnerships with our clients to design and implement energy projects that meet their business objectives.
Bergen Farms and Glenview Dairy have been owned and operated by third- and fourth-generation Bergen family members since the family moved to Odessa, New York, from New Jersey in 1941. The farm milks 5,700 Holstein and Jersey cows in two places in Odessa. The farm grows crops on 8,000 acres to support the dairy’s forage needs.
Tags: Cayuga RNG Holdings, Dairy Methane, Renewable Natural Gas (RNG), UGI Energy Services