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Renewable Natural Gas Fuel Project Receives Approval in Vermont


The Vermont Public Service Board authorized the construction and operation of a renewable natural gas (RNG) facility on a farm in Salisbury, Vermont. The Project will produce pipeline-grade natural gas for sale to Middlebury College and Vermont Gas Systems (VGS).

Located on the Goodrich family dairy farm in Salisbury, the facility will include an anaerobic digester tank system to produce biogas, and gas upgrade and purification equipment to refine the biogas into the finished product. The renewable natural gas will be delivered to the “gas island” in Middlebury that provides natural gas to Middlebury College, with future injection into the underground distribution system operated by VGS.

Middlebury College expects to use 75 percent of the Project’s output towards achieving the College’s
carbon neutrality and campus sustainability objectives. VGS will buy some or all of the
remaining output. The Project’s developer, Lincoln Renewable Natural Gas, is also exploring the potential for using the RNG product as an alternative vehicle fuel.