What We Do

Transforming Waste into Energy: Our Production of Renewable Gas Expertise

From Development to Operations:  Providing Industry Leading Dairy and Landfill Renewable Natural Gas Solutions

The Northern Biogas team brings industry-leading expertise with respect to digester and RNG technologies, focusing exclusively on the lifecycle of our own projects—from design and construction to operation and maintenance. Our decades of experience ensure the highest standards of production rates, uptime, and facility reliability for our anaerobic digesters and biogas & RNG processing systems.

Leveraging our firsthand knowledge in operating sophisticated anaerobic and biogas/RNG systems, we are committed to the long-term success and sustainability of our renewable energy initiatives. This commitment positions Northern Biogas as a leader in the field, dedicated to enhancing the efficiency and environmental benefits of our projects. Our approach includes comprehensive maintenance and improvement strategies, tailored to uphold the safety, integrity, and output of our operations, reinforcing our role in promoting sustainable agricultural practices through renewable energy.


At Northern Biogas, our design process integrates the best available and proven technology and forward-thinking fully compliant designs to create efficient and effective renewable gas facilities. Our team leverages extensive industry experience to engineer solutions that provide industry-leading RNG production levels, while continuing to minimize environmental impact. This meticulous approach ensures our projects are not only viable but also pioneers in renewable energy innovation.

  • Tailored, project specific engineering solutions for maximum efficiency and sustainability in RNG production, with forward-thinking compliance adherence.
  • Utilization of the best available and proven to enhance biogas facility performance.
  • Focus on innovative designs that meet the highest standards of environmental stewardship.
  • Incorporation of proven design standards to minimize the construction duration of each RNG project.
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Our development strategy at Northern Biogas is centered around identifying and capitalizing on opportunities for renewable gas production from dairy and landfill sources. We manage every aspect of project development, from feasibility studies and initial project scope of work definition, to securing financing, ensuring a seamless transition from concept to construction and RNG production. Our commitment to sustainable development drives our success in delivering projects that contribute positively to energy portfolios and the environment.

  • Comprehensive project management from initial feasibility to financial closure.
  • Specialization in renewable gas opportunities from dairy and landfill sources.
  • Sustainable development practices that align with environmental and energy goals.
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Construction at Northern Biogas adheres to the highest standards of quality and safety, ensuring that each project is built to last and perform efficiently. Our construction teams bring expertise in renewable energy facility build-outs, working diligently to meet timelines and budget constraints. By serving as our own “EPC” turnkey constructor, we maintain control over every detail, guaranteeing the integrity and reliability of our renewable gas facilities at the most cost-effective rate possible.

  • Adherence to top-tier safety, quality, and regulatory standards in construction.
  • Efficient project execution to meet strict timelines and budget requirements.
  • Direct oversight of construction processes to ensure facility integrity and performance.
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Own & Operate

Owning and operating our renewable gas facilities allows Northern Biogas to ensure operational excellence and maximum energy production, at the best possible cost-basis. Our decades of experience in owning and operating large-scale natural gas operations, combined with our hands-on approach to management provides unparalleled facility management and performance. Our operations management involvement encompasses everything from daily operations to long-term maintenance and facility optimization. This direct involvement guarantees that our facilities exceed industry standards for sustainability and efficiency.

  • Direct management of facilities to ensure peak operational efficiency.
  • Long-term commitment to maintenance, planning, and optimization for sustained performance.
  • Dedication to exceeding industry standards in renewable gas production and environmental impact.
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Chad Griffith

General Counsel

Chad is a dynamic energy leader with over 20 years of experience in law, engineering, and business, adept at transforming legal complexities into financial gains and sustainable solutions. As General Counsel at Northern Biogas, he excels in legal strategy, focusing on maximizing ROI through various tax credits and market participations. Previously COO at CNX Resources, Chad led operations through market disruptions, achieving significant cost savings and operational efficiencies, including pioneering a real-time waterline leak detection system. He holds degrees in Physics and Computer Science from Frostburg State University, a law degree from West Virginia University, and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business.

David Barry

Chief Financial Officer

David has 20 years of experience in the finance and energy sectors.

Prior to Northern Biogas, he was CFO & COO of Viking Pure Solutions, a green chemistry technology business that commercialized patent electrolysis technology. At Viking David oversaw 10x revenue growth and expanded manufacturing, service and distribution capabilities to serve customers in 30 states. Prior to Viking, David worked in the investment banking industry for 12 years, with a focus on energy, renewables and industrial technology. He has completed over $10bn of M&A and has helped clients raise over $20bn of capital, having led multiple debt and equity financings in most funding markets.

David was educated at Harvard College (BA) and the University of Chicago (MBA).

Brett Nixon

Chief Commercial Officer

Brett brings over 20 years of diverse experience in legal, finance, engineering, and natural gas sectors, with a recent focus on developing renewable natural gas opportunities from dairy, food waste, and landfills. Co-founding Trillium Energy Partners, which acquired Northern Biogas in 2021, Brett previously excelled as Vice President of Business Development at Energy Transfer, significantly expanding the company’s northeast unregulated business. His tenure at PVR Partners was instrumental in transitioning the company from coal to natural gas midstream. Earlier, Brett practiced as a finance attorney in New York, specializing in acquisition and energy project finance. He holds a mechanical engineering degree from Southern Methodist University and a law degree from Columbia Law School, with early career experience at El Paso Field Services in engineering and commercial roles.

Dave Fitch

President & COO

Dave Fitch offers over 25 years of experience in engineering design, construction, operations, and commercial development, primarily in the Appalachian basin. Before joining Northern Biogas, he co-founded Trillium Energy Partners, which acquired Northern Biogas in 2021, and earlier, Ryno Energy Partners, focusing on midstream and downstream natural gas and oil production opportunities. At MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P., Dave led the Northeast Region, overseeing the implementation of significant midstream assets in the Utica and Marcellus Shales. His tenure at Dominion Transmission, Inc. (Dominion Energy) was marked by leading engineering and construction of midstream assets. Earlier, Dave worked for Allegheny Power in facility planning and substation engineering. A U.S. Navy veteran, he served as a nuclear reactor operator on the USS Columbia (SSN-771) and holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from West Virginia University, with a professional engineering license.

Chris Akers

Chief Executive Officer

Chris is a seasoned professional with over 30 years of experience in midstream operations, construction, engineering, and finance, primarily in the Appalachian Basin. He co-founded Trillium after a transformative tenure as President and COO of Eureka Midstream, where he led significant growth in system throughput and EBITDA, turning it into a diversified operation. Before Eureka, Chris played a pivotal role in EQT Midstream’s expansion during his 13-year tenure, overseeing a team of 400+ and contributing to its evolution into a major midstream company. His earlier career includes various roles at Dominion Transmission, Inc. Chris has been an active member of several industry boards and holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia Institute of Technology and an MBA from West Virginia Wesleyan.