AMP Americas opens US largest dairy renewable natural gas project

November 9, 2018. Renewable Dairy Fuels (RDF), a business unit of Amp Americas, announced that its second biogas facility producing Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) from dairy waste is now operational and has begun delivering RNG into the NIPSCO natural gas pipeline system to be used as transportation fuel. The facility is located in Jasper County, Indiana and is now the largest dairy project of its kind in the country.

   The Jasper County site will convert 600 tons of manure per day generated from 16,000 head of milking cows from the Bos, Herrema and Windy Ridge dairy farms into 100 percent renewable transportation fuel. The new facility is 50 percent larger than RDF’s first operation at Fair Oaks Farms in Indiana which has been online since 2011 and was the first (and the largest until today) dairy biogas-to-transportation fuel project in the country.

   Amp Americas also announced that former Camco Clean Energy executive Andy Dvoracek has joined Amp Americas as vice president of business development. Dvoracek will be responsible for new growth and expanding the company’s dairy RNG project portfolio.

   Prior to joining Amp Americas, Dvoracek was vice president of development at Camco Clean Energy, a global leader in sustainable energy project development, where he managed origination and investment in carbon asset management projects and biogas development. In his role with Camco, he worked closely with Amp Americas and Fair Oaks Farms (site of Amp’s initial RNG project) for several years. He holds a BA from Saint John’s University and an MPA in Environmental Science, Policy and Management from Columbia.