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Projects currently funded are listed below and the project descriptions have been provided by NativeEnergy.

The projects funded by Touring Green and offsets purchased from NativeEnergy are subject to change.  Past and future projects will be found on the page.

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Current projects:

 

Seneca Meadows Landfill Gas to Energy Project

This project, in Waterloo, NY, voluntarily captures landfill gas (composed primarily of the greenhouse gas methane) and converts it into a reliable source of electricity. This project prevents methane generated at the landfill from entering the atmosphere. In addition to the landfill gas-to-energy project, Seneca Meadows has a LEED certified education center and a wetlands preserve, which is home to over 215 species of birds, including endangered species. The landfill has received the Solid Waste Association of North America’s “Landfill Management Excellence Award,” has been awarded the “Seneca County Business of the Year,” has received the Donald T. Colvin Conservation Award from The Montezuma Audubon Center for its outstanding service and continuing vigilance in the preservation and enhancement of the environment, and also received a U.S. Congressional Proclamation for its commitment to preserve and protect the environment.

Sky Wind India Project

A 96 MW wind project in a rural area of Maharashtra, India. In addition to providing clean power, the project includes several community development initiatives. Some of these initiatives include necessary infrastructure development, drainage and water diversion development to mitigate water shortages, and support for the local schools’ youth programs, health programs, and facilities.

 

Past projects:

 

2014 – 2017: Capricorn Ridge Wind Project

NextEra is one of the largest wind energy developers in the US. The Capricorn Ridge Wind Project was the first wind project in the US to sell verified offsets under VCS. This project operates as a merchant plant, meaning it was built to serve the spot market. Most wind projects that get built in the US rely on long term contracts. The fact that this project does not have a long term contract further supports the additionality of the offsets it is generating.

2014 – 2017: Dempsey Ridge Wind Project

This project partners with ACCIONA to utilize carbon offsets revenues to help accelerate the development of wind projects. The Big Smile Wind Farm at Dempsey Ridge is located in Beckham and Roger Mills counties, Oklahoma, on more than 7,500 acres of agricultural and grazing land. Local landowners are paid to host the turbines on their farming and grazing land. This project operates as a merchant plant, meaning it was built to serve the spot market. Most wind projects that get built in the US rely on long term power sale contracts. The higher risk profile of the project due to the lack of a long term contract helps establish the additionality of the offsets it is generating.

2014 – 2017: Southern Ute Methane Capture Project

This project is located on Southern Ute tribal lands within the San Juan Basin in southwestern Colorado. In certain areas of the San Juan Basin, coal seams emerge from the surface of the ground. Methane once adsorbed to the coal seeps into the atmosphere at these outcroppings. Capturing this “fugitive” methane and putting it to good use is an effective way to address climate change. A total of 28 wells (many of which were once groundwater monitoring wells) are used to collect, or “intercept,” the methane gas that would have otherwise entered the atmosphere at the outcroppings. The methane collected at these interceptor wells is piped to a compressor station, which ties into an existing gas pipeline used for regional methane production. The captured gas is ultimately injected into the natural gas distribution grid and burned either for thermal energy or power generation downstream. This “destruction” permanently and measurably reduces greenhouse gas pollution.

2011 – 2013: Northeast Farm Manure Separation Project

Mercer Vu Farm, located in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, has been owned and operated by the Hissong family since 1949. Through this project, the Hissongs installed a decanter centrifuge system on their farm to complement the less-efficient separator. Using centrifugal force, decanting centrifuges press solids onto the inside wall of a horizontal or vertical cylinder. This process significantly improves the efficiency of the separation. With the installation of the new equipment, the Hissongs can remove 80% of the solids from their manure and significantly reduce manure hauling costs. The Northeast Farm Separation Project equipment saves the farm money and avoids the majority of greenhouse gas emissions produced during conventional manure storage.

2011 – 2013: Wewoka Biogas Project

Commercial Brick Corporation in Wewoka, OK is now using captured methane produced by the landfill next door to power their brick kilns. To capture the methane, vertical gas wells were installed in the landfill and connected to a central blower. The blower pushes the methane through a half-mile pipeline to the brick kilns, which have been retrofitted to burn landfill gas just like regular natural gas. If the kilns malfunction, a flare will burn the excess gas at the landfill. The project will avoid approximately 25,000-30,000 tons per year of greenhouse gas emissions.

2008 – 2010: Des Plaines Landfill Gas Project

The Des Plaines Landfill gas project is located in Cook County, Illinois. The site accepted municipal solid waste (MSW) throughout its active life, from the early 1960s to 1986. In 1998, an active landfill gas (LFG) collective system was constructed, which captures LFG to generate electricity. Power produced and sold from landfill gas-fueled electrical generation facilities is one of the most reliable sources of renewable energy. The project will support electrical generation facilities of 3,500 kilowatts, thus supplying the energy needs of 3,500 residents in the immediate area.

2008 – 2010: Greensburg Fram Wind Project

The Greensburg Wind Farm generates enough energy to power 4,000 homes–more than enough for every home, business, and municipal facility in Greensburg. The city retained the rights to the green benefits from about one third of the wind farm, making the town “wind powered.” NativeEnergy purchased the remaining REC output, converting the RECs to carbon offsets for its customers. The energy generated by the wind farm displaces fossil-based energy and reduces hundreds of thousands of tons of carbon pollution that otherwise would enter our atmosphere.

2008 – 2010: Hillcreast Saylor Farm Digester Project

The Hillcrest Saylor family farm implemented the use of an anaerobic digester to improve their manure management system and control operating costs. The anaerobic digester powers a 130 kW engine-generator, which also provides power for all farm operations and helps control energy costs.

2008 – 2010: Mains Farm Digester Project

Mains Dairy in Newville, Pennsylvania constructed an anaerobic digester for manure conversion and electricity generation. This avoids greenhouse gas emissions in two ways: It avoids methane emissions from manure by “digesting” the slurry and combusting the methane.

2008 – 2010: Noblehurst Farm Digester Project

Noblehurst Dairy Farm in Linwood, New York, constructed an anaerobic methane digester for manure conversion and on-farm electricity generation. The methane digester is expected to generate approximately 1,500 kWh/day, which would be used to power farm operations. The project also includes mechanical separation and utilization of digested manure solids and the capture of generator waste heat for heating purposes.

2008 – 2010: St. Leon Wind Project

The St. Leon Wind Energy Project, a 63 turbine, 99 MW installation near St. Leon, Manitoba, was one of the first renewable energy projects in Manitoba and laid a foundation for Manitoba’s renewable energy policies.