In another move that will disfersify renewable energy options, Chesapeake Utilities Corp. will be partnering with CleanBay Renewables to distribute natural gas recycled from thousands of chickens on the Delmarva Peninsula.
CleanBay Renewables will soon turn chicken litter – manure and bedding materials – into biogas, or a type of natural gas that contains mostly methane. Chesapeake Utilities, the regional natural gas distributor, will transport it by road to its 455-mile interstate pipeline, where it will be distributed to customers in Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland. Chesapeake Utilities is also in the permitting process for its new pipelines, expanding its reach to Somerset County, Maryland’s southernmost point.
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