By Aaron Dorman | Pinal Central
ELOY — Can dairy cows go green? Agriculture, and particularly large-scale livestock operations, have come under scrutiny for their environmental footprint, in particular cattle’s more odiferous byproducts. But new innovations could help turn animal waste into part of the solution for a renewable energy transition.
On Thursday morning, workers broke ground on a joint project between Brightmark and the Caballero Dairy Farm in Eloy, an anaerobic digester complex that will convert organic waste from the dairy into biogas that can then be piped and used as renewable natural gas for vehicles.
This kind of RNG generation would be the first of its kind in Arizona.