Anaergia to supply equipment to New Jersey AD project

By Anaergia Inc. | April 01, 2016

Anaergia Inc. recently announced that it entered into an agreement with New Jersey’s Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority to design and supply equipment for new anaerobic digesters and to design, build and operate a 3.8 MW cogeneration system at its Delaware No. 1 Water Pollution Control Facility. The facility treats the wastewater from 37 municipalities in the county, including the city of Camden. The new equipment will also enable the facility to take in and process post-consumer fats, oils and grease (FOG) and similar wastes. This project will help CCMUA transform the facility into a resource recovery and renewable energy generation center.

The proprietary and proven equipment Anaergia is providing for the facility’s anaerobic digesters includes its Omnivore high solids anaerobic digestion technology incorporating high efficiency mechanical mixers and thickeners.

In addition to designing and supplying the equipment for the anaerobic digestion facility, Anaergia is also designing and building a biogas conditioning system and a 3.8 MW combined-heat-and-power (CHP) system.  Under the terms of the agreement, the heat and electricity generated by the CHP system will be utilized within the facility, and Anaergia will operate and maintain the biogas conditioning and CHP systems for a period of 20 years.

Andrew Kricun, executive director and chief engineer of CCMUA, said, “Residents of Camden County will benefit from Anaergia’s system as it will both reduce our biosolids treatment and disposal cost, and provide the Delaware No. 1 Facility with renewable energy to significantly reduce the amount of electricity obtained from the grid.  In fact, by reducing our reliance on the grid, we are improving our resiliency with respect to climate change.”

Andrew Benedek, CEO of Anaergia, noted, “We look forward to working with the excellent staff at CCMUA to create a viable long term and sustainable solution for CCMUA’s energy and sludge disposal needs. This facility will benefit from some of Anaergia’s world leading biosolids technologies.”