Construction Underway at California’s Sterling Natural Resource Center, Incorporating Fibracast’s Advanced Membranes and Anaergia’s Anaerobic Digestion System
Carlsbad, California, October 7, 2019 – Anaergia Inc. and associated company Fibracast Ltd. are pleased to announce that they have been added to the team selected for the construction of the Sterling Natural Resource Center (SNRC) in the East Valley Water District.
SNRC, being built in Highland, California, will be a state-of-the-art wastewater treatment facility. It will recover clean water, energy, and nutrients, from the wastewater and provide the community with a place for, and opportunities for, education, entertainment, plus other events. It will also offer advanced job training opportunities. The facility will initially convert up to 8 million gallons per day of wastewater and up to 130,000 gallons per day of imported organic waste streams, into 3 MW of renewable power for the facility, clean water for replenishing the natural groundwater aquifer, and the potential for fertilizer to improve soil quality.
SNRC will recover value from the waste streams by utilizing a series of technologically advanced solutions. These include Fibracast’s state of the art FibrePlate™ membranes and Anaergia’s high efficiency Omnivore™ Anaerobic Digestion system.
FibrePlate™ hybrid-membrane™ technology offers several unique benefits to facility owners and operators. This proprietary technology product combines the best advantages of hollow-fibre membrane systems, including the high packing density and the backwash capability, with the low trans-membrane pressure and the ease of operation of flat sheet membrane systems.
Anaergia’s high efficiency Omnivore™ digester system triples digester throughput with one tenth the energy use of conventional digesters, providing efficient high solids digestion. Anaergia is delivering a turnkey system solution which includes the equipment for organic waste reception, the Omnivore™ high efficiency digester, renewable energy generation, and digestate management with ammonia recovery. This facility is currently being constructed by Balfour Beatty with detailed engineering services provided by Arcadis.
John Mura, General Manager/CEO of the East Valley Water District, said: “Fibracast and Anaergia are bringing us transformative solutions. Utilizing their systems, SNRC will have many benefits for our community in addition to the benefits to the environment from converting waste, recovering water, generating renewable energy, and even creating opportunities for producing fertilizer.”
Diana Benedek, CEO of Fibracast noted: “Fibracast is gratified to be a partner in developing SNRC, and to be working together with a world class team delivering a state of the art water reuse plant that will be an asset to the community. Fibracast is pleased to be serving the East Valley Water District and its beautiful vision, by providing them with our best in class membrane of the future.”
Andrew Benedek, CEO of Anaergia added: “The Anaergia group of companies is extremely proud to support the development of SNRC with both our anaerobic digestion technology and also with our water reuse technologies. We are very happy to be working with the East Valley Water District to create a resource recovery community asset that will embody both social and resource sustainability. When complete, SNRC will demonstrate a replicable model for municipal wastewater plants that meets organics recycling needs, achieves energy resiliency, and provides advanced job opportunities for the local community.”
About Fibracast Ltd.
Fibracast Ltd. is a global leader in the research, development and production of advanced membrane technologies for water and wastewater treatment. Fibracast is proud to serve municipal, commercial, and industrial clients and work with partners across the globe.
Fibracast is a member of the Anaergia group of companies. Fibracast’s executive offices are in Carlsbad, California, and its global headquarters are located in Hamilton, Ontario. With a growing number of FibrePlate™ systems in use in California and around the world, it is addressing water quality and availability needs.
About Anaergia Inc.
Anaergia Inc. is the global technology leader in recovering value from waste for the municipal, industrial, and agriculture sectors. Through its proven portfolio of proprietary technologies, Anaergia’s integrated solutions create value for its customers in the forms of renewable energy, quality fertilizers, and clean water, while dramatically reducing the cost of waste management.
Anaergia’s executive offices are in Carlsbad, California, and its global headquarters are located in Burlington, Ontario. It operates out of eight regional offices as well as three manufacturing plants. Anaergia’s technologies are in use at over a thousand resource recovery facilities worldwide, reducing greenhouse gas emissions while creating new revenue sources for its clients.
About East Valley Water District and Sterling Natural Resource Center
East Valley Water District (EVWD) was formed in 1954 to provide water and wastewater services to more than 100,000 residents within the City of Highland and portions of both the City and the County of San Bernardino. EVWD operates under the direction of a five-member elected Board of Directors.
Sterling Natural Resource Center (SNRC) is a project of EVWD located on North Del Rosa Drive between East Fifth and East Sixth streets, in Highland. Upon completion, it will be capable of treating up to 8 million gallons of wastewater a day, which could be expanded to 10 million gallons a day. The recycled water produced by the SNRC will be used to recharge the aquifer of the local Bunker Hill Groundwater Basin. SNRC’s site will provide new opportunities for the surrounding community in the form of education and training, community space, neighborhood improvements, and it will also be used to create a new habitat for the Santa Ana Sucker fish.
For more information on EVWD, please visit www.eastvalley.org.