The new AD Facility will begin producing power in December 2013, the ninth such plant to be developed in the state
Waste No Energy LLC, a company owned by RAKR Farms, has announced the development of a multi-million dollar anaerobic digestion (AD) facility in the state of Indiana, USA, near White County Roads. It will be the ninth such plant in the state and in addition to producing energy for the Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) the facility will convert a mix of manure and food waste into organic liquid fertilizer, thus replacing chemical fertilizers that are harmful to the environment.
“This technology has been utilized in Europe for decades and we are proud to bring it to Indiana” said Doug Raderstorf, president of Monticello-based Waste No Energy. “Having partners, like First Financial Bank, who understood and supported our goals was key to moving the project forward. We are proud that it is becoming a reality for the area.”
The digestion process requires no use of fresh water or chemical additives of any kind and produces zero emissions products thereby helping to reduce the area’s carbon footprint. Upon completion it will enable annual production of 8.2 million kilowatts of green electricity serving 940 Indiana households and utilizing 26 tons of manure and 125 tons of organic food waste per day processed in three digester tanks. This will include expired grocery and bakery goods, restaurant waste, cheese manufacturing waste and animal proteins.
Construction funding has been provided by First Financial Bank which will also provide long-term permanent financing in concert with an SBA-approved loan arranged through Premier Capital Corporation. C.G. Schmidt, Inc. and U.S. Biogas, LLC are providing contracting and design engineering.