Why Is A Real Estate Giant Bullish On AD?
Forest City is majority owner of the anaerobic digesters built with quasar energy group. A newly constructed facility in Buffalo, New York (left) is sized to generate 765 kW/hour.

Forest City Enterprises, one of the nation’s largest real estate developers, is investing in anaerobic digestion to reduce energy costs and ease the load on municipal infrastructure.
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle September 2013, Vol. 54, No. 9, p. 32

Anaerobic Digestion And Algal Raceway System
Figure 1. Flowchart of Novel Integrated Farm-Based Biorefinery

Michigan State University integrates AD with other biological processes to convert organic wastes into value-added fuels that are needed to enhance the economic and environmental performance of organic waste management.
Louis Faivor, Wei Liao and Dana Kirk
BioCycle May 2013, Vol. 54, No. 5, p. 29

 

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Innovation Key To Biosolids Digestion
Construction of the thermal hydrolysis pretreatment system and digesters at the Blue Plains Advanced WWTP is expected to be completed in 2014.

Facility scheduled for completion in 2014 at Washington, D.C. treatment plant will utilize thermal hydrolysis and anaerobic digestion — and produce 11.8 MW of power.
Diane Greer
BioCycle October 2012, Vol. 53, No. 10, p. 42

Energy Efficiency And Biogas Generation At Wastewater Plants
Central Marin Sanitation Agency cleaned out and is upgrading its existing digesters with membrane covers and pump mixing systems (inside of cleaned digester shown above). Photo courtesy of CMSA

Anaerobic digestion systems are being upgraded to accept food waste and FOG to boost energy generation.
Diane Greer
BioCycle July 2012, Vol. 53, No. 7, p. 37

Depackaging Organics To Produce Energy
Depackaging equipment for recovering organics is designed to deal with a variety of materials from plastic wrapping and containers, to wax-coated cardboard and even metal cans and glass bottles.

Systems designed to separate packaging from its contents — in this case food and liquids — are being installed at facilities in the U.S. and Canada.
Dan Sullivan
BioCycle June 2012, Vol. 53, No. 6, p. 42

Building Solutions For Composting, Anaerobic Digestion
The Green Lane Energy anaerobic digester under construction near Junction City, Oregon is using a fabric structure to house its materials receiving and preprocessing operations. Supplied by Legacy Building Solutions, it incorporates structural steel beams.

From feedstock receiving and mixing to finished product storage, organics recycling facilities are investing in fully and partially enclosed structures.
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle June 2012, Vol. 53, No. 6, p. 30

Anaerobic Digestion In The Northwest
Anerobic digester, Lochmead Farms, Junction City, Oregon

In addition to dairy digesters, some operated as codigesters, two projects in development are designed to process source separated food waste streams.

Dan Sullivan
BioCycle March 2012, Vol. 53, No. 3, p. 33

Digester In Magic Hat’s Sustainability Mix
Magic Hat

With its ability to expand production restricted by BOD discharge limits, Vermont brewer directs its wastewater, spent yeast and grain waste to anaerobic digestion.
Molly Farrell Tucker
BioCycle January 2012, Vol. 53, No. 1, p. 58

 

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