Himark BioGas has signed an agreement with NEO Energy for the design, construction, and start-up of three integrated anaerobic digestion (AD) and fertilizer plants in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The AD plants will recycle food waste to produce organic-based fertilizer and renewable electricity.
AD plants designed on Himark BioGas’ patented IMUS technology can produce renewable energy and pathogen-free fertilizer from food waste (which is what NEO is focused on), source separated organic materials, cow manure, ethanol plant waste/thin stillage, slaughter house waste, food processing waste, and agricultural waste (open pen feedlot, sand-laden dairies, etc.). The IMUS technology also can handle feedstock containing large amounts of sand, dirt, rocks, plastic and cellulose.
Robert Nicholson, President of NEO Energy LLC, says the plants will recycle food waste generated by supermarkets, food processors, restaurants and other businesses, helping them comply with the 2014 commercial food waste disposal ban in Massachusetts and the Rhode Island law requiring that food residuals produced by large waste generators be recycled starting in 2016.
Himark BioGas guarantees electricity, gas and fertilizer outputs with any kind of feedstock. Himark’s AD plants are developed and integrated with the client’s processes at a rapid pace and the best short- and long-range profitability, the company says.