City of Escondido, California, Signs Contract with Anaergia to Use Biogas from its Wastewater Treatment Plant as a Renewable Fuel Source
Burlington, Ontario – August 31, 2015 – Anaergia Inc. announced that a subsidiary company, Escondido Bioenergy Facility, LLC (EBF), signed a contract with the City of Escondido, California to design, build, own, and operate a renewable energy generation facility.
This facility will be powered by biogas produced as a byproduct of wastewater treatment at Escondido’s Hale Avenue Resource Recovery Facility (HARRF). The HARRF treats about fifteen million gallons per day of wastewater for the communities of Escondido and Rancho Bernardo. The HARRF generates a significant amount of energy-rich biogas, and it currently flares this gas, as waste product. Escondido will divert this biogas to the EBF facility.
The EBF facility will supply approximately 75% of the HARRF’s electricity needs under the terms of a 20-year power purchase agreement. The facility will also supply 100% of the HARRF’s average heat requirement. The favorable economics from this arrangement are expected to save Escondido up to $10 million over the term of the agreement. It will also reduce the HARRF’s air emissions by approximately 3,300 metric tons each year, which has the same environmental impact as taking 700 passenger cars off the road.
Mr. Sam Abed, Mayor of the City of Escondido said: “Using available resources effectively and efficiently for the benefit of the community is a vital part of Escondido’s “City Mission”. Not only will this important project achieve this, but it will also have a significant positive impact on the environment”.
Mr. Arun Sharma, President of Anaergia Inc.’s subsidiary, Anaergia Services, which is based in Carlsbad, California, stated: “Anaergia is excited to form a long-term partnership with Escondido which will have real benefits for the community. We look forward to incorporating and integrating top tier technologies in this facility.”
Dr. Andrew Benedek, CEO of Anaergia Inc. added: “We are honored to have been chosen for this project by the City of Escondido. This complete package will provide a proven solution and it is something that should please everyone who cares about the environment”.
Anaergia Inc. is the global technology leader in recovering value from waste for the municipal, industrial, and agriculture sectors worldwide. Through its proven portfolio of proprietary technologies, Anaergia’s integrated solutions create value for its customers in the forms of clean water, renewable energy, recyclable materials and quality fertilizers; while dramatically reducing the cost of waste management. Anaergia’s global headquarters are located in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. It also has regional lead offices in the United States, Germany, China, Singapore, and South Africa, and it provides services through 14 offices around the world. Anaergia’s technologies are in use at hundreds of resource recovery facilities worldwide, creating new revenue sources for its clients while benefiting the environment.
SOURCE: Anaergia Inc.
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