Anaergia Announces Strategic Investment in Large-Scale Biosolids Processing Facility in California
Burlington, Ontario, December 19, 2013 – Anaergia Inc., today announced it has made a strategic investment in a large-scale biosolids processing facility located in the City of Rialto, California. Having acquired the infrastructure and assets of the $160 million facility previously owned by EnerTech Environmental Inc., Anaergia plans to improve efficiencies, upgrade technologies and create a state-of-the-art organics processing facility using proven, best-in-class technologies. These investments will allow Anaergia to expand facility processing capacity in the same footprint, while helping cities manage biosolid challenges and divert organic waste from landfills.
Arun Sharma, President of Anaergia Services, located in Carlsbad, California explains the importance of the Rialto Biosolids and Energy Facility, “The management of biosolids from wastewater treatment plant operations is becoming an increasingly complex and expensive challenge for municipalities. This facility will provide a secure, long-term solution for beneficial reuse of biosolids and other organic waste streams.”
“This organics processing facility offers great value to the City in terms of environmental sustainability and economic benefits, and we strongly believe in its mission. Sustainability won’t only be enhanced for us, but for the greater Los Angeles basin. We believe Anaergia is the right partner to make this facility a success.” said Mayor Deborah Robertson, City of Rialto.
Upgrades to the Rialto Biosolids and Energy Facility are expected to be completed in 2015 and will be centered on the construction of advanced anaerobic digesters that will generate renewable energy for facility operation, reduce the volume of biosolids required for heat drying and enable the acceptance of additional organic waste streams at the site.
The ability to accept organic waste streams from residential, multifamily and commercial sources offers a sustainable solution to cities striving to be proactive to keep waste bills low for taxpayers and comply with state regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from waste. Through processing and digesting the organic waste in the anaerobic digesters, significant landfill diversion and cost savings can be achieved.
“At Anaergia, we view organic waste as a sustainable resource, rather than a problem. We are developing fully integrated solutions that combine best-in-class recovery technologies”, said Steve Watzeck, CEO of Anaergia Inc. “This strategic investment further strengthens our commitment to provide reliable organic waste management solutions and builds on the successful projects that we have already delivered in California and around the world.”
Anaergia is a global leader in recovering value from waste for the municipal, industrial, and agriculture sectors worldwide. Through its proven portfolio of proprietary technology, Anaergia’s integrated solutions create value for its customers in the forms of clean water, renewable energy, and quality fertilizers while dramatically reducing costs of waste management. Anaergia’s international headquarters are located in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, with regional services through 14 offices located in Europe, North America and Asia. Anaergia subsidiaries and affiliates include UTS Biogas Technik in Europe and Pharmer Engineering as well as The Stover Group in the United States. Anaergia technologies are in use at over 1,600 anaerobic digestion plants worldwide, reducing greenhouse gas emissions while creating new revenue sources for our client partners.