Fueled by Dairy
Calgren Renewable Fuels sells a renewable compressed natural gas that it sources from local dairies with on-farm digesters. Calgren president Lyle Schlyer said that this is possible due to California’s low carbon fuel standard which rewards them for reducing emissions and producing a renewable fuel.
Schlyer… “What they do is they create an obligation for fossil fuel producers, you know, petroleum companies to reduce their carbon intensity via buying these cellulosic RINs or LCFS carbon credits. So we're, we're selling them to obligated parties, and those obligated parties are more or less incentivized to reduce their carbon intensity as well. In the long run I think it's a real nice approach to a program. Rather than the government writing checks and trying to pick winners and losers, I think it's a nice marriage of kind of government and business to achieve some objectives that are awfully important.”
Schlyer said the biogas is currently sourced from over a dozen Tulare county dairies connected to their facility via pipeline.