Canadian company, Anaergia, will start construction at a facility in Yabu City, Japan, which will convert farm waste and food waste into renewable energy. This facility will use Anaergia’s solid waste processing and wastewater treatment equipment. Toyo Energy Solution Co. has invested in the facility and will operate it.
The facility will take in a combination of farm waste and food waste, and will treat it with a wide range of Anaergia’s equipment. This equipment includes Anaergia’s proven manure feeding system, and its BIOREX™ system that extracts organics from unsorted waste, as well as other proprietary resource recovery and treatment equipment.
Organic feedstock recovered from the waste streams will be transformed into renewable energy via anaerobic digestion. Biogas, produced in the digestion process, will be converted into approximately 1.4MW of electricity. Wastewater produced by the facility will be treated to reuse water quality standards using next generation membranes from Anaergia’s Fibracast subsidiary.
Adjacent to the facility, a state-of-the-art greenhouse will be built that will utilize waste heat recovered from the facility.
“The utilization of advanced technologies in this facility will serve as a model for others looking for innovative and flexible waste management and renewable energy solutions that make economic sense and also have a positive impact the environment,” said Andrew Benedek, CEO of Anaergia Inc.