DTE continues its commitment to sustainable renewable energy by partnering with Wisconsin dairy farms and turning their waste into renewable natural gas (RNG). To ensure efficient and reliable delivery of RNG into the interstate pipeline, DTE has opened a new dairy-based RNG processing and injection facility in Wisconsin.
DTE recently began operations at farms owned by:
- Dairy Dreams, LLC
- Grotegut Dairy Farm, Inc.
- Maple Leaf Dairy, Inc.
- Pagel’s Ponderosa Dairy LLC
Manure at these farms is collected in anaerobic digesters where it breaks down into raw biogas. DTE collects this biogas, processes it into RNG and injects it into the interstate pipeline at its new Newton, Wisconsin facility.
DTE leadership will dedicate this new site and give the media the opportunity to tour the facilities and see sustainability in action.
When: Thursday, Sept. 12, from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: DTE Newton Interconnect Facility
8900 Newton Rd, Newton, WI 53063
Parking is located at the RNG facility.
Who: The following attendees will be available for media interviews at the event:
- Mark Stiers, president & COO, DTE Energy Power & Industrial
- Mark Cousino, president, DTE Biomass Energy
- Kevin Dobson, vice president, Business Development, DTE Biomass Energy
Why: “America’s Dairyland” is home to three DTE dairy waste-to-energy processing facilities, the first of its kind in the state of Wisconsin. The DTE Newton facility both processes biogas into RNG from three nearby farms and serves as the central injection location for all DTE’s RNG into the interstate natural gas pipeline.
About DTE Energy
DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) is a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. Its operating units include an electric company serving 2.2 million customers in Southeastern Michigan and a natural gas company serving 1.3 million customers in Michigan. The DTE portfolio includes energy businesses focused on natural gas pipelines, gathering and storage, power and industrial projects, renewable natural gas, and energy marketing and trading. As an environmental leader, DTE will reduce carbon dioxide and methane emissions by more than 80 percent by 2040 to produce cleaner energy while keeping it safe, reliable and affordable. DTE is committed to being a force for good in the communities where it serves through volunteerism, education and employment initiatives, philanthropy and economic progress. Information about DTE is available at dteenergy.com, empoweringmichigan.com, twitter.com/dte_energy and facebook.com.