News | October 25, 2017

Major US Waste-To-Energy Project Using GWE RAPTOR Technology Honored For Green Energy Innovation


A major waste-to-energy project in the USA incorporating GWE RAPTOR anaerobic digestion technology has been honored as a Finalist in this year’s American Biogas Council Industry Awards.

The Quantum Biopower organic-waste-to-energy project in Connecticut USA began producing biogas this year that will be used to generate electricity, demonstrating financial and environmental benefits achievable locally and globally by converting up to 40,000 tons of organic waste annually into environmentally harmonious green energy and dry bio fertilizer.

The plant, serving the central Connecticut region, incorporates its GWE RAPTOR rapid anaerobic digestion system at the heart of its process that harvests mixed organic wastes for conversion into enough biogas (primarily methane) to generate 1.2 MW of electricity and up to 5.6 tons a day of dry bio fertilizer.

"This year's finalists really show the diversity, strength and innovation of the US biogas industry," said Patrick Serfass, ABC Executive Director. “All of these projects deserve recognition. We hope they will serve as models for future biogas project development."

The Finalist award to the Quantum Biopower project in October follows other major waste-to-energy awards, including one earlier this year for a project incorporating GWE technologies into the world’s largest integrated pineapple operation, Del Monte Philippines Inc. (DMPI), which won the Best Water and Wastewater Solutions Provider honor at the Asian Manufacturing Awards. GWE’s RAPTOR technology has also won a global environmental engineering from the Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), which represents more than 40,000 chemical engineers worldwide.

“This latest honor for Quantum Biopower is a major achievement, because the American Biogas Council represents the entire US biogas industry, including more than 200 companies who are dedicated to maximizing the production and use of biogas from organic waste,” said Global Water & Energy Vice President, Mr. Ian Page. GW&E is a major subsidiary of Global Water Engineering, headed by Chairman and CEO Mr. Jean-Pierre Ombregt, whose company has installed more than 150 waste-to-green energy plants worldwide and ca. 400 high quality industrial wastewater and waste treatment plants, the benefits of which are applicable to any manufacturing operation with one or more organically loaded wastewater and waste streams.

“An enormous advantage of this type of green energy is that it transforms an environmental problem into a profitable resource. Rather than having to pay to dispose of organic trash – or having it rot in landfills or create community odor issues and environmental hazards – this process converts virtually any organic waste into a profitable asset,” said Mr. Page.

“This very successful Quantum Biopower plant, incorporating the latest RAPTOR waste-to-energy technology, illustrates the huge benefits available to virtually any application producing a biological waste stream, including municipal or industrial facilities, food and beverage processing plants, or agribusinesses.”

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SOURCE: Global Water Engineering