CleanWorld is the leading North American innovator in advanced, high-solids anaerobic digestion (HSAD) technology. Our award-winning anaerobic digestion technology, delivered by the same team and inventor who pioneered it, provides organic waste solutions for growers, food processors, waste management companies, small businesses and communities, while producing clean, renewable energy. We specialize in helping communities and companies achieve “zero organic waste” objectives as part of their sustainability investments toward increasing climate resiliency.
- Business Type:
- Industry Type:
- Energy - Bioenergy
- Market Focus:
- Nationally (across the country)
CleanWorld is the leading North American innovator in advanced, high-solids anaerobic digestion (HSAD) technology. Based in Sacramento, California, CleanWorld is a subsidiary of Synergex, a global leader in technology for more than 35 years.
CleanWorld was originally formed in January 2009 as Clean World Partners, LLC to respond to the confluence of technology readiness, consumer behavioral change, and federal and state regulatory mandates that require expanded diversion of waste from landfills, reduction in greenhouse gases, and increased production of renewable energy and transportation fuel.
We believe there is a valuable repurpose for everything that sustains us. We are committed to:
- Delivering America’s recycling technology solution for food and organic waste
- Maintaining leadership in anaerobic digestion technology innovation and by-product commercialization
- Enabling industry and communities to meet their zero-waste goals and closed-loop economic objectives
Founded in January 2009, CleanWorld Partners, LLC originally licensed five technology patents from the University of California, Davis. In January 2011, Synergex Ventures invested in the company, acquiring a controlling interest and assuming management responsibilities.
In May 2011, the company began upgrading the UC Davis Biogas Energy Pilot Plant, which had last been operational in 2009, installing new controls software, piping, and other improvements.
In March 2012, the company commissioned the first commercial high-solids anaerobic digester in the U.S.—a 4,000 ton per year (TPY) facility at American River Packaging in Sacramento, which provides 30% of the electricity for ARP’s operations.
On November 1, 2012, CleanWorld Partners, LLC was converted to CleanWorld, a California Corporation.
In January 2013, CleanWorld commissioned the 10,000 TPY Sacramento BioDigester, at the time the largest HSAD system in North America. At the end of that year, in December 2013, CleanWorld commissioned the 20,000 TPY UC Davis READ facility, diverting campus organic waste from landfills, while producing green electricity for the campus’ microgrid.
CleanWorld will complete a scale-up of the Sacramento BioDigester to 40,000 TPY in the first half of 2014. Once completed, the facility will produce 615,000 diesel gallon equivalents (DGE) annually of renewable natural gas for area truck fleets.