Turning Waste into Biofuel
Pacific Ag Renewables (PAR) is developing and will own and operate, Sunnyside RNG, a project to turn agricultural waste products into renewable natural gas (RNG). Agricultural crop residues and dairy manure from local farmers will be fed into a series of anaerobic digesters to produce methane that will be conditioned and upgraded prior to being injected into the interstate natural gas pipeline. Located on approximately 50 acres in Sunnyside, WA, Sunnyside RNG will produce approximately 900K MMBtus of RNG per year. Construction is currently scheduled to begin the 1st Quarter of 2023.
Good for the Local Farmers
We offer local farmers the opportunity to reduce costs and increase revenue. For grain farmers, we offer an additional revenue stream by paying them for their residue after the grain harvest. For dairy farmers they generate revenue through the purchase of manure as well as reduce costs associated with manure management and environmental compliance.
Good for the Community
Good for the Environment
Our innovative approach reduces both emissions AND pollution. We divert dairy manure from lagoons that otherwise would produce methane off-gasses; remove crop residue that might otherwise be burned or produce CO2 from decomposition; and replace fossil-based diesel with low-carbon, renewable natural gas as a biofuel for CNG fleets. Additionally, a biproduct of anaerobic digestion is an organic fertilizer that can replace the use of synthetic, petroleum-based fertilizers in the region.
Anaerobic digestion is a biological process where organic matter is broken down by microorganisms creating two main products (biogas and digestate). The biogas can then be conditioned into renewable natural gas as well as other fuel types used for heat and transportation. Digestate can be used for fertilizer, livestock bedding or organic compost.
Where will your facility be located?
Our proposed facility is located in the Port of Sunnyside Industrial Park off of Sunnyside Mabton Road.