Case Studies

Case Studies

The Anaerobic Phased Solids (APS) Pilot Plant at UC Davis proved technology utilization at scale. During the initial pilot test, it:

  • Operated continuously for 10 months
  • Converted roughly 5 tons of food processing waste daily
  • Converted over 90% of biodegradable organics to methane
  • Proved stable performance and high biogas yield from currently land-filled waste
  • Developed cost model and process model for reliable scale up and engineering design
  • Tested feedstocks from a northern California food waste collection program and municipal source-separated organic waste

Results of this pilot test were presented at international symposia and in scientific journals.