Why Choose Us?

Why Choose Us?

Northern Biogas is your single source provider of digestion vessels and the combined heat and power units (CHP). Our system encompasses state of the art technologies that have been field tested.

Because Northern Biogas is owned and operated by former and current farm owners, engineers and agriculture scientists, we understand farming in general and more particularly dairy farming. Being dairy farm owners who have engineering and science degrees mean that we know that a digester is valuable, but secondary to the real revenue producer.

The Northern Biogas owners have researched various A.D. technologies for years before focusing on European “complete mix” technology. Being AD Plant and farm owners, Northern Biogas has been able to develop methods, designs and strategies uder real world conditions on our own farms. Through these operations, we have learned how the European model must be modified for U.S. farm scale and climate.

Single source responsibility
In our search for systems technology we noticed some vendors supplied digesters only, other vendors supplied CHP only and no one supplied operation and maintenance. Northern Biogas decided that to be successful we should offer all phases under one roof.

It’s all about details

  • Methane potential testing
  • Determine accurate design parameters
  • Realistic financial models
  • Grant writing
  • Develop custom plans and specifications
  • Local permitting
  • Cost effective solutions
  • Construction management
  • Single source for digester, chp, solids and nutrient management
  • Single source for operation and maintenance of entire system

Benefits of Our Systems Include

  1. Attention to detail in the design process. We do not assume so much gas from “X” number of animals. We test manure samples and substrates for potential methane production. We run accurate financial models for the owner to evaluate systems.
  2. We provide individually designed systems for each client, not a packaged “one size fits all” system that is “close” to the requirements of the client.
  3. We provide turnkey project development from grant writing, plans, specs, project management, construction, and operation and maintenance.
  4. Complete mix assures uniform total digestion
  5. Round tanks easily mix with less energy consumed
  6. Tank sizes are custom designed for each client application
  7. Multiple tanks allow cleaning or maintenance of one tank while continuing to operate the other tanks
  8. Flexible membrane roofs are easily removed for access to the tanks for periodic maintenance and cleaning
  9. Flexible membrane roofs allow additional gas storage to accommodate varying gas production throughout the day unlike a rigid roof system
  10. Flexible membrane roofs allow the roof to vent in an over pressure situation without the damage to the structure unlike fixed rigid roof systems
  11. Northern Biogas systems are equipped with hydrogen sulfide reduction systems
  12. Northern Biogas provides gas conditioning to cool gas and reduce moisture
  13. Northern Biogas provides gas scrubbing to further reduce hydrogen sulfides
  14. Northern Biogas has teamed with Caterpillar for CHP installations to provide efficient easily maintained systems with local support and parts inventory
  15. Northern Biogas has qualified trained personnel to operate and maintain both the CHP and digester system
  16. Northern Biogas can provide financing and ownership options
  17. Northern Biogas provides regulatory compliance