The Vermont Public Service Board has approved the construction of a renewable natural gas facility on a dairy farm in Salisbury.
Lincoln Renewable Natural Gas had filed for a certificate of public good to build the plant on the Goodrich Farm in Salisbury. The plant will process cow manure in a methane digester to create bio-methane gas that can be used in place of natural gas, and will be the first of its kind in Vermont.
The gas will be used by Middlebury College, and will also feed into Vermont Gas System’s pipeline when it is extended to Addison County.
The board received letters of support for the project from the towns of Salisbury and Middlebury and heard support for the project at a public hearing in February.
Lincoln RNG hopes to begin construction this spring.