Novilla RNG starts construction at Trillium Hill Farm

By Keefe Borden26 July 2022

Novilla RNG anticipates the fuel produced at its Trillium Hill site will be used in compressed natural gas vehicles. (Photo: Reuters.)

Novilla Investment Holdings has started construction of its first dairy renewable natural gas (RNG) project at Trillium Hill Farm in Berlin, WI, USA.

The start of construction comes only two months after executing a manure rights contract and eight months after the execution of a letter of intent with the dairy. This project represents the first of several under development by Novilla RNG to begin construction, the company said.

The fully funded project will use dairy manure from Trillium Hill to generate an estimated 375,000 gallons of gasoline equivalent of ultra-low carbon RNG per year. Novilla RNG anticipates the fuel produced at its Trillium Hill site will be used in compressed natural gas vehicles and contribute to the decarbonization of the transportation sector.

“We are grateful for the confidence that Trillium Hill entrusted with us when they chose us as their partner eight months ago. Today, we are delighted to start construction of the facility, showing them the tremendous progress we have made over that short amount of time,” Mark Hill, Novilla RNG co-CEO, said.

Bill Parkhurst, Director of construction and engineering at Novilla RNG said, “The Novilla Team has over 40 years of combined experience in renewable and conventional gas processing. This in-house expertise allows us to self-execute on key components of the project rather than outsourcing, lowering our costs and execution time while enabling us to offer more value to the dairy.”

Novilla said it expects production to start in the spring of 2023 at Trillium Hill Farm with several more projects to follow later that year.

“As a mid-sized, family-run dairy, the benefits of a dairy RNG project can be transformational for our farm. What differentiated Novilla RNG from the other groups we met with was their transparent business model and demonstrated RNG experience,” said Dave Jones, owner of Trillium Hill.

Novilla RNG is based in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

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