June 7, 2021. DMT Clear Gas Solutions, a leading technology supplier for biogas conditioning and upgrading, announces the renewable natural gas (RNG) facility at Seabreeze Farm is operational. The third-generation dairy farm owned by the Keulen family was previously using water wash technology to convert biogas into RNG. Now the RNG facility in Canada uses DMT’s three-stage membrane separation technology, the Carborex®MS.
“We’ve been making manure and food waste a revenue generator since 2014. With our new DMT biogas upgrading system we look forward to making RNG more consistently,” said Jerry Keulen, Owner of Seabreeze Farm.
The British Columbia RNG facility upgrades 180 standard cubic feet per minute (SCFM), or 290 Nm3/hr, of biogas generated by 250 milk cows and 12,000 annual tons of off-farm organics. With DMT’s biogas upgrading system, Seabreeze Farm produces up to 99.5 percent RNG for direct injection into the natural gas pipeline. In terms of GHG emissions, the project equates to removing 650 vehicles from roadways or generating energy for 360 homes.
“Completing this dairy RNG project during the pandemic certainly proved challenging. We are thankful to Jerry, our internal team and all local companies involved for making this project a reality. This is the first DMT biogas upgrading facility of many in Canada. A second system in Ontario will be commissioned son,” said Robert Lems, General Manager of DMT Clear Gas Solutions.
Moreover, Seabreeze Farm continues to sell the RNG to FortisBC, a natural gas and electricity utility that serves British Columbia’s 1.2 million customers. In addition, FortisBC continues to operate the interconnection and monitor the gas quality. Distribution of this renewable energy also goes to British Columbia’s electing residents and businesses.