Japanese biogas facility to convert farm and food waste into renewable energy

Japanese biogas facility to convert farm and food waste into renewable energy

The facility will use Anaergia’s solid waste processing and wastewater treatment equipment.

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February 6, 2018
Edited by Adam Redling

Anaergia Inc., Ontario, Canada, has announced the start of construction at a facility in Yabu City, Japan, which will convert farm and food waste into renewable energy. This facility will use Anaergia’s advanced solid waste processing and wastewater treatment equipment. Toyo Energy Solution Co., Tokyo, has invested in the facility and will be in charge of building and operations. 

The facility will take in a combination of farm and food waste, and will treat it with a range of Anaergia’s equipment. This equipment includes Anaergia’s manure feeding system and its BIOREX system that extracts organics from unsorted waste. Other proprietary resource recovery and treatment equipment will also be utilized.

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. Fibracast is based out of Ontario, Canada. 

Adjacent to the facility, a state-of-the-art greenhouse will be built that will utilize waste heat recovered from the facility.

“Toyo Group is partnering with Anaergia to develop this biogas plant in Japan, and other potential opportunities in the Far East region, to utilize Anaergia’s leading technology to contribute to waste diversion and CO2 reduction,” Yoshimitsu Okada, president director of Toyo Group, says.

“This new facility underscores Anaergia’s commitment to the Japanese market, and it is the direct result of Anaergia’s exemplary partnership with Toyo Energy Solution Co. 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 on the environment.” Andrew Benedek, CEO of Anaergia Inc., says.