What is Anaerobic Digestion?
Our Anaerobic Digestion facilities use a natural process that turn organic material into renewable energy. Digestion breaks down organic material, in the absence of oxygen, creating biogas. Biogas can be used as a fuel to generate electricity, or further processed into renewable natural gas and transportation fuel.
What can be digested?
Organic material such as food waste, fats/oils/greases, bio-based lubricants, livestock manure, municipal wastewater solids, and various other organic waste streams are used to create biogas. The digestion process, and production of biogas, occurs around the clock, is all natural, and doesn’t require harmful environmental chemicals.
Why is digestion important?
There is value in what we throw away, specifically, organic waste. The U.S. produced 60 million tons of food waste last year, and only a fraction of it was recycled. Anaerobic digestion centers can consume recovered organic waste, turning it into valuable energy and compost.