Using technology to safely remove hydrogen sulfide, carbon dioxide and other contaminates from biogas to produce RNG is not new. However, the Clover Hill facility is unique in that Nacelle led the design, engineering, construction, and commissioning of the facility where RNG production began at full capacity in less than nine months. This was due in large part to the company’s decades of experience in gas processing and utilization of an experienced and reliable vendor base. Nacelle will own, operate and maintain the RNG processing equipment under a long-term service contract for U.S. Gain.
“What is most important to Nacelle for this project is the alignment of our interests with both U.S. Gain and the Bonlenders [farm owners],” said Gov Graney, Nacelle’s co-founder. “Having worked closely together through various phases of the project development lifecycle it’s a highlight for us to see this strategic alignment come together, produce results, and meet expectations.”
“Nacelle has been an incredible partner on the Clover Hill Dairy project,” said Mike Koel, President of U.S. Gain. “This is the first opportunity we’ve had to work with Nacelle on an RNG development project. Given complexities that often surface during dairy developments, we’re extremely proud to see Clover Hill Dairy begin gas production on time and within budget. This is a huge accomplishment for the industry, and of course all involved.”
Nacelle hired locally for the construction and management of daily operations at the Clover Hill facility. Nacelle is working with U.S. Gain on additional RNG projects in Wisconsin, which officials expect to be operational in the next several months creating additional longterm jobs.
“We’re going to continue to replicate this model,” said Graney. “And we’re excited about the economic and environmental benefits this technology can bring to local communities.”
“Nacelle has been a strategic partner for our farm,” said Joe Bonlender. “We now have an additional income stream with plans for the future, as well as environmental benefits like less noise pollution (from generators), cleaner air, and less odor. Nacelle has been a welcome and respectful steward at Clover Hill.”
About Nacelle Solutions
Nacelle is a leading technology and service company specializing in gas conditioning and advancement of the energy and biogas industries. With a history rooted in solving problems for their customers, one of Nacelle’s great assets is its service background and track record of delivering results. Nacelle provides innovative technology solutions and 24/7/365 operations and service ensuring a high level of performance and success. Since inception, Nacelle has successfully executed 150+ different projects with an average throughput of 2000 scfm (~3 million scf per day) of processed gas. Nacelle is committed to gas conditioning technologies and service that meet the complex and evolving demands of the energy and biogas industries. Learn more at www.nacellesolutions.com.
About U.S. Gain
U.S. Gain is a leader in development, procurement and distribution of renewable and compressed natural gas for the transportation and energy segments. Over the course of 10 years U.S. Gain has diversified throughout the renewable natural gas supply chain – investing and managing renewable natural gas development projects at dairies, landfills and wastewater treatment plants; generating, trading and monetizing clean fuel credits; designing, building and operating alternative fuel stations – both private and a public GAIN Clean Fuel® network. This vertical integration allows companies access to the cleanest fuel and thermal energy at the best value. As a part of U.S. Venture, Inc., a family-owned, Wisconsin-based company, U.S. Gain is committed to finding a better way for companies to succeed – both economically and environmentally. With experience you need and ethics you value, U.S. Gain is the partner you’ll be proud to work with. Learn more at https://www.usgain.com/.V