anaerobic digestion permitting Articles

  • Startup of Anaerobic Mesophilic Digesters

    Many operators have started up mesophilic digesters, but everyone has differing stories and experiences. This paper is a combination of the startup of several mesophilic anaerobic digesters, with very low seeding to fully seeded conditions. Upper Occoquan Sewage Authority (UOSA) operates the Millard H. Robbins Water Reclamation Plant. UOSA started three anaerobic digesters between August 2000 and ...

  • Tax Credit Tips For Biogas Projects

    With the end of 2016 in plain view, anaerobic digestion (AD) projects in the development phase should examine what has to happen by December 31 in order to tap into available federal tax credits. Under current law, Section 45 of the federal tax code makes AD projects eligible for a Production Tax Credit (PTC), which can be converted into an Investment Tax Credit (ITC), if the projects are used to ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Manure Spills: Prevention, Detection, Control Options, & the Role of Anaerobic Digesters

    An internet search for manure-related spills can lead to an exhausting list of news articles and images of catastrophic environmental damage. In Wisconsin alone, the ...


    By BIOFerm™ Energy Systems

  • Manure Spills: Prevention, Detection, Control Options, and the Role of Anaerobic Digesters

    Manure Spills: Prevention, Detection, Control Options, and the Role of Anaerobic Digesters FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE By Steven Sell, Biologist & Application Engineer Wednesdays August 27, 2014 ...


    By BIOFerm™ Energy Systems

  • Equipping Digester For Feedstock Flexibility

    Bayview Flowers is a high value, greenhouse floriculture operation in Jordan Station, Ontario, Canada, that supplies wholesalers and retailers across North America. In 2007, the company installed an anaerobic digester (AD) plant to generate 250 kW of renewable energy. The system was installed to take advantage of a province-wide Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) incentive program to increase the amount of ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Building Farm And Food Scrap Digesters

    In the past several weeks, we received invitations to two ribbon cuttings for newly installed farm-based digesters — one at a dairy farm in western Massachusetts and another at a swine operation in North Carolina. We also received a press release from the University of California, Davis, about its new food scraps digester on campus. And then there were a few new projects that we had been ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Digester Developers Target Mixed Organic Waste Streams

     emerging group of commercial companies see a viable business opportunity in North America around building, owning and operating larger scale anaerobic digestion (AD) facilities to process mixed organic waste streams. In some instances, the projects being proposed and constructed only include anaerobic digester operations. In others, there is a combination of digestion with back-end ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Digester Developer Taps Natural Gas Markets

    IN the late 1990s, Dan Eastman and two colleagues were researching business opportunities in the renewable energy industry. They were looking for a commercially viable technology that could take renewable energy from an experimental phase to a solid business investment. In 1999, Eastman and his partners founded Microgy, Inc., with its base in Wisconsin. The company licensed the Xergi anaerobic ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • `Hyperwaste Reduction` :Organics Recycling May Get Digested Look In Iowa

    CEDAR RAPIDS — with active support from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) — is optimistic about its new strategy to expand organics recycling. Under the leadership of executive director Dave Hogan, the Bluestem Solid Waste Agency, which serves the Cedar Rapids region, is presently composting 118,000 tons/year of yard trimmings and paper/pharmaceutical sludges. But Hogan is convinced ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • A multi-parameter analyzer helps a Kentucky treatment plant step up to the plate and meet a new phosphorus limit in its permit

    In 2001, the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government West Hickman Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Nicholasville, Ky., was starting Phase II of its third upgrade since 1972, when the state imposed a phosphorus limit. Total phosphorus hovered around 6 mg/l, but the permit required 1 mg/l monthly average and 2 mg/l daily maximum from May through October. Engineers from Tetra-Tech, the ...

  • A study on Air Filled Porosity evolution in sludge composting

    Air Filled Porosity (AFP) is a key parameter in the composting process, conditioning oxygen availability and heat accumulation. Air pycnometry is considered the most adequate methodology for AFP determination. This technique requires withdrawing a sample of material from the composting mass for AFP measurement, which may alter its physical characteristics. A novel strategy that permits to measure ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Nitrogen and Phosphorus-Rich Sidestreams: Managing the Nutrient Merry-Go-Round

    ABSTRACTMany wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) in the Midwest are facing nutrient removal for the first time, while plants in other parts of the US and the world are struggling with permits that become more stringent with each cycle. Depending on the permit, in-plant sidestreams generated during biosolids processing can greatly affect plant operations and performance, particularly when these ...

  • Municipal waste water treatment plant case study

    A municipal WWTP in the North of England was experiencing significant problems with accumulations of FOG in the Wetwell at the head of the treatment plant. The FOG would form a solid cap over the well several feet thick. This put considerable strain on the pumping gear, interrupted the performance of the float switches and required regular manual intervention from the staff. High costs were also ...


    By Cleveland Biotech Ltd.

  • Codigestion In Central Florida

    New digester in the Orlando region processes 130,000 tons/year of biosolids, fats, oils, grease and food waste, producing power, a Class AA granular fertilizer and phosphorous-rich struvite. What is today a region in Central Florida teeming with theme parks, resorts, golf courses and over 50 million tourists annually was once an area considered too remote and uninhabitable for ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Newport News, VA case study

    The Challenge - Retrofit The James River Treatment Plant (JRTP) is one of nine major treatment plants operated by the Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) in southeast Virginia. The JRTP discharges into the James River, a major tributary to the lower Chesapeake Bay. To meet the goals of the James River Waste Load Allocation, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality issued HRSD a ...

  • Food scraps recovery in Ohio

    THE STATE of Ohio launched the Ohio Food Scraps Recovery Initiative in June 2007. Prior to the launch, there were internal discussions at both Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) for months and years prior to the formal announcement. In September 2007, the State invited grocers, haulers and composters to a stakeholders meeting to ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Electric Utilities Hook up To Biogas

    Pennsylvania Power & Light, Alliant Energy, Wisconsin Electric and Portland General Electric are some utilities that are plugging into anaerobic digestion projects. AT the October, 2001 BioCycle conference on “Renewable Energy from Organics Recycling,” the director of the Iowa Energy Center, Floyd Barwig, pointed out that the possibility of separating the United States from Middle ...


  • Process Alternative Comparisons Assisted with Biowin Modeling

    ABSTRACTPermitted at 6.4 mgd on an annual average day basis, the City of Avondale Wastewater Treatment Plant currently employs Nitrification/Denitrification process to produce effluent with maximum total nitrogen of 10 mg/L. The process consists of Aeration Basins followed by Secondary Clarifiers to treat the screened influent after the grit removal. On the solids handling side, the Wasted ...

  • “Jerez guadalete w.w.t.p.”: from sludge to biosolids, and finally e.u. ecological fertilizer?

    ‘Guadalete W.W.T.P’ began its operations in January 1994 in ‘Jerez de la Frontera’, in the province of Cádiz, southwestern Spain. 15.000 t of anaerobically digested dewatered sludge has been produced on a yearly basis over the last four years. An 11 hectares open-air windrow composting facility, privately owned and operated, has permitted sludge to be transformed into biosolids compost. Compost ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • The whey to renewable energy

    When Tom Wilson with the Pennsylvania State University Cooperative Extension set out to study the feasibility of a community-based anaerobic digester in Mercer County, he initially analyzed processing manure collected from area dairies and food wastes gathered from the local college, nearby prisons and industrial food processors. But the economics of transporting the materials just did not make ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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