Bar20 & CalBio Partner with Bloom Energy to Generate Renewable Power from Dairy Farm Waste

Bar20 Dairy Farms is a dairy based out of Kerman, California that produces milk and ice cream products. Most of the milk produced is sold under Costco’s ‘Kirkland’ brand. Along with milk production, the dairy also produces a lot of biogas from cow manure.

The Bar20 dairy farm does not have access to a natural gas pipeline to dispose of their biogas emissions and the farm is plagued by high electricity costs and declining reliability from the electrical grid. To help the environment and to secure more reliable power, Bar20 partnered with CalBio to build a digester project to hold the farm’s manure and capture methane and partnered with Bloom to deploy fuel cells to produce electricity onsite from the methane.