Carbon Project Type: Farm Methane Power
Location: Enumclaw, Washington, U.S.A.
Volume: 32,000 metric tons
Standard: Climate Action Reserve
Nestled in the foothills of the Cascades, the agricultural community near Enumclaw, Washington, has been organizing to build a methane digester for nearly a decade. The county and dairy industry have faced numerous economic challenges, leading some to believe that the project—and its many benefits—may never materialize. But now, with the assistance of a local developer and the promise of funding from NativeEnergy, hope has been renewed.
Kevin Maas of Rainier Biogas, the project developer, noted: “The community has supported this project because everyone will benefit from it. It will reduce greenhouse gas emissions; it will protect the area’s sensitive rivers and streams; and it will provide nutrient management and low-cost bedding for local farmers.”