Sacramento food-to-energy project wins international prize
Staff Writer, Sacramento Business Journal
Awards keep rolling in for CleanWorld Inc., the Sacramento company designing and building biorefineries.
On Thursday in New York, CleanWorld and the city of Sacramento and three partners won “Energy Vision Leadership Award.”
Energy Vision is a New York-based national non-profit that promote clean renewable energy sources.
Earlier this month CleanWorld won the “International Bioenergy Project of the Year” award at the Renewable Energy World Power Engineering Awards Gala in Orlando, Fla. It won that award competing against 16 international efforts.
CleanWorld builds and operates the anarobic biorefineries. It built the Sacramento BioDigester, the largest anaerobic digestion system in North America, which can convert 100 tons of food waste daily into various forms of renewable energy including heat, electricity, natural gas as well as byproducts such as fertilizer and soil enhancements.
That anaerobic digester biorefinery is at the Sacramento South Area Transfer Station in Sacramento County. It is fueled by organic waste collected from local restaurants, supermarkets and food-processing companies.
The company is also currently building a University of California Davis Renewable Energy Anaerobic Digester at the former UC Davis landfill. The Davis plant, which opens next month, will convert up to 50 tons of waste per day to power the university campus. The company also since 2012 has had a BioDigester at American River Packaging in Natomas.
In March this year CleanWorld won the alternative fuels award at the Business Journal’s annual Green Leadership Awards.
Mark Anderson covers technology, banking and finance, medtech and biotech, venture capital, energy, mining, hotels, restaurants and tourism for the Sacramento Business Journal.
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