Dominion Energy

Dominion Energy is an American power and energy company headquartered in Richmond, Virginia that supplies electricity in parts of Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina and supplies natural gas to parts of West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. Dominion also has generation facilities in Indiana, Illinois, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.

Vanguard Renewables

Vanguard Renewables is the U.S. leader in dairy waste and food waste-to-energy. Our Farm Powered Organics to Energy Lifecycle solves organic waste disposal challenges, generates renewable natural gas or renewables electricity, and supports the American farmer. And, Vanguard’s Farm Powered program protects the environment by substantially reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 85%.

Richmond, Va.-based Dominion Energy has what you might call some odiferous plans to generate renewable natural gas (RNG) from dairy farms in Ga., Nev., Colo., N.M. and Utah. The gas, electrical, solar and LNG company today announced a $200 million partnership with Vanguard Renewables to capture methane from hog and cow manure and convert it into RNG as part of its sweeping waste-to-energy initiative. Dominion says this latest project will mark its first waste-to-energy capture and conversion effort for the dairy industry and is expected to reduce carbon emissions by more than 450,000 metric tons per year.

On the heels of its success with Smithfield Foods, Dominion and Mass.-based Vanguard now look to target clusters of farms using anaerobic digesters that process and recycle animal waste. Methane is first captured then transported via low-pressure natural gas pipelines to a conditioning facility where the material is cleaned and processed then delivered to consumers.

Vanguard currently operates the largest organics recycling facilities of their kind in the Northeast, processing nearly 200,000 tons each year of combined on-farm and off-farm organics. Dominion Energy is one of the nation’s largest energy suppliers, which just celebrated its 100th LNG commercial tanker shipment from the company’s export terminal in Cove Point, Md.

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