TECO RNG Project at Alliance Dairy (Trenton, Florida)
Peoples Gas System (“Peoples Gas”), a division of Tampa Electric Company (“TECO”) is recognized as an industry leader for operating one of the safest pipelines. TECO has supplied the Tampa Bay area with electricity since 1899. Since 1895, Peoples Gas has provided Florida residents and businesses with reliable and affordable natural gas products and service.
The company has grown to become Florida’s biggest natural gas provider, serving 400,000 customers across the state. Peoples Gas operates about 13,500 miles of natural gas distribution mains and 160 miles of transmission lines.
Peoples Gas has retained CEM Engineering from St. Catharines, ON, Canada to provide turnkey Engineering, Procurement and Construction (“EPC”) and permitting for a dairy digester biogas upgrading project (“Biogas Upgrading Facility”) for Peoples Gas at Alliance Dairies in Levy County, Trenton, Florida. CEM’s has engaged Stolk Construction from Port Colborne, ON, Canada to provide specialized engineering services, construction support on this complex project.
Biogas is a type of biofuel that is naturally produced from the decomposition of organic waste. Dairy digesters are a renewable technology that uses livestock manure to produce methane, which is a renewable source of electrical energy generation and transportation fuel. The technology has many environmental and social benefits.
Dairy biogas can be cleaned and injected into natural gas pipelines as renewable natural gas (RNG) and sold as renewable energy credits. Dairy manure digester kills pathogens and bacteria like e-Coli, leaving behind solids that can be used for alternative purposes.
Stolk Construction is proud to be associated with this TECO project and will share updates of this project’s progress throughout the course of construction.