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Please join CleanWorld for the historic inauguration of our Sacramento Biodigester at the South Area Transfer Station in Sacramento on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 10:00 AM.
The Sacramento Biodigester is one of CleanWorld’s Organic Waste Recycling Centers that will convert 25 tons of food waste per day – nearly 10,000 tons per year — from area food processing companies, restaurants and supermarkets into renewable natural gas, electricity and soil-amendment products. In 2013, the Sacramento Biodigester will be expanded to process 100 tons of waste per day, making it the largest commercial-scale, high solids Anaerobic Digester system in the United States.
California’s first AD-based Renewable Natural Gas Fueling Station is also being developed at the site by Atlas Disposal Industries and is expected to open in the spring 2013. Natural gas produced by CleanWorld’s digestion system will be used to fuel Atlas’ clean-fuel trucks, along with clean-fuel vehicles from area jurisdictions and agencies. In addition, the electricity to run the station will also be generated by the digester system – a first in the United States.
When complete, the Sacramento Biodigester will replace 1 million gallons of diesel with renewable natural gas and produce 2 million kilowatt hours of electricity – eliminating 5,800 tons of greenhouse gases per year – equivalent to the emissions from 1,000 vehicles or 500 homes. When fully constructed, it will divert nearly 40,000 tons of waste annually from landfills, and will produce organic fertilizers and soil amendment products for distribution to area farms.
CleanWorld’s systems are based on Anaerobic Digester technology developed at UC Davis that converts food waste, agricultural residue and other organic waste with up to 50 percent solid content into renewable energy, fertilizer and soil enhancements — without adding water. This reduces the systems’ size and cost, and enables their use in a wide range of settings.
Financing provided by Synergex, Five Star Bank, Central Valley Community Bank, California Energy Commission, CalRecycle and California Office of State Treasurer. Key project partners include Otto Construction, Atlas Disposal, Sacramento County, University of California, Davis, and Sacramento Municipal Utility District. Additionally, Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District, Carson Development Company, Peabody Engineering, TSS Consultants, Capstone Turbine Corp. and Frank M. Booth have played key roles in the facility’s development.
CleanWorld provides businesses and communities with cost-effective solutions for converting organic waste to renewable energy, soil enhancement products and other valuable byproducts. The company was formed in 2009 and bases its waste recycling systems on a proprietary solution using anaerobic digestion, a technology that converts waste to renewable energy and other valuable byproducts through a biological system with a mix of naturally occurring bacteria. CleanWorld currently offers scalable, affordable and flexible anaerobic digestion technologies for converting a wide variety of organic waste materials into high-quality biomethane, marketable bio-based products and clean water.
On US-50, exit 9 take ramp South for Howe Avenue toward Power Inn Road. Turn right onto Howe Avenue. Turn left onto Folsom Boulevard. Bear right onto CA-16/Jackson Road. Turn right onto Florin Perkins Road. Turn left onto Fruitridge Road. Arrive at 8550 Fruitridge Road.
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