Synergy Dairy and CH4 Biogas to Launch New York State’s Largest On-Farm Co-Digestion Biogas Project Estimated to Power 1,000 Homes

State’s Largest On-Farm Biogas-to-Energy Project and First On-Farm Facility Specifically Designed for Co-Digestion to Help Reduce Dairy’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions

WHAT: U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) will join state and local officials at the grand opening of New York State’s largest on-farm biogas-to-energy project and first on-farm facility specifically designed for “co-digestion,” the latest boost to the state’s renewable energy production and sustainability efforts. The facility is located at Synergy Dairy, a 2,000-head dairy farm in Covington, Wyoming County, approximately 50 miles from both Rochester and Buffalo. To attend, please register at:
WHEN: Tuesday, May 1, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Synergy Biogas
6466 Lemley Rd.
Covington, N.Y. 14591
WHO: Charles Schumer, United States Senator (D-NY)
Kenneth Daly, National Grid President of New York
Roger George, General Manager-North America, GE’s Gas Engines Business
Frank Murray, President and CEO, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
Darrel Aubertine, Commissioner, New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets
Curt Gooch, Senior Extension Associate, PRO-DAIRY Program, Cornell University
Thomas A. Trabold, Associate Professor, Golisano Institute for Sustainability, Rochester Institute of Technology
***Welcome remarks, presentations, and interviews***
WHY: CH4 Biogas LLC built, owns, and operates the project under the name Synergy Biogas LLC. The Synergy Biogas LLC plant is New York State’s first on-farm biogas facility specifically designed for co-digestion that recycles both animal and food wastes. The resulting biogas is fueling a GE (NYSE: GE) ecomagination-qualified, Jenbacher J420 biogas engine to generate 1.4 megawatts of renewable electricity estimated to power 1,000 homes.

Source: CH4 Biogas , (BUSINESS WIRE)GE (NYSE:GE)

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