Portsmouth, New Hampshire [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Construction has begun on the Huckabay Ridge facility, a multi-digester biogas production and gas conditioning plant near Stephenville, Texas that will be designed, built, owned and operated by Microgy.Construction, pending financing, calls for eight 916,000-gallon digesters, enough to process manure from 10,000 cows. The company signed an agreement with an adjacent composting site for manure from more than 20,000 cows, providing Microgy with the exclusive right to source all the manure required by the project. The facility is expected to produce an aggregate of one billion cubic feet of biogas per year with an energy content of 650,000 million BTU (equivalent to approximately 12,700 gallons per day of heating oil). The gas will be treated and compressed to produce and deliver pipeline-grade methane that will be sold as a commodity directly into a nearby natural gas pipeline. “This is a significant step forward for our company on several fronts,” said Kam Tejwani, chief executive officer of Environmental Power. “The interconnection to a natural gas pipeline will be a first for us, and will open new doors for the development of reliable, non-subsidized clean energy projects across the country. We believe that this project will cement our position as a leader in the emerging marketplace for clean, renewable energy that is cost-effective, secure and reliable.” Microgy holds an exclusive license in North America for the development and deployment of a proprietary anaerobic digestion technology, which transforms manure and food industry waste into methane-rich biogas that can generate electricity or thermal energy, or refined to pipeline-grade methane for sale as a commodity. This technology represents a potentially profitable solution for the nation’s estimated 1200 large animal feeding operations as they seek to comply with a growing number of proposed and adopted mandates developed by federal, state and local officials aimed at regulating the management of farm waste. Complying with these mandates places potentially significant cost and operational burdens on America’s farmers.