Shell Downstream Friesian Biomethane Facility (Wendell, Idaho)
Shell is constructing a second dairy manure to renewable natural gas (RNG) facility to be co-located at the Bettencourt Dairies in Wendell, Idaho. Once operational Shell Downstream Friesian is expected to produce approximately 350,000 MMBtu a year of negative carbon intensity RNG using cow manure from the dairy.
Shell began construction on its first dairy manure to RNG facility at Bettencourt Dairies in Wendell in 2021. That facility, Bovarius, is projected to begin producing RNG in 2024.
RNG, or biomethane, is a pipeline-quality gas that is fully interchangeable with conventional natural gas and thus can be used in natural gas vehicles. The use of RNG in the form of compressed natural gas (R-CNG) can reduce CO2 emissions from around 50 percent to 100 percent compared to fossil fuels. Encouraged by government policies, demand for RNG is increasing in transport sectors such as road and marine. Establishing a business in the production and supply of RNG allows Shell to continue providing customers with the fuels they need, not only today but in the future.
Shell Downstream Friesian is part of a broader portfolio of anaerobic digestion projects in the US supporting the use of low carbon intensity R-CNG for on-road transport.
Learn more about how Shell is helping to lower transportation carbon emissions.
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Shell is constructing a dairy manure to renewable natural gas (RNG) facility to be co-located at the Bettencourt Dairies in Wendell, Idaho.