Anaergia to construct waste organics facility at Waste Management’s Sun Valley site

Announced Date :  Dec 06, 2017


Anaergia has announced an agreement to construct an innovative waste organics facility at Waste Management’s Sun Valley site. This project is designed to recover food waste from Los Angeles’ municipal solid waste stream.

Anaergia will build a turnkey state of the art solid waste processing line at Waste Management’s Sun Valley Recycling Park. This processing line will feature Anaergia’s patented Organics Extrusion Press (OREX), a robust cutting-edge technology that recovers organics from contaminated municipal solid waste through high pressure extrusion. The OREX line will be used to extract up to 300 tons per day of organic waste from the Los Angeles municipal solid waste stream. The Sun Valley facility is expected to begin operations in 2019.

The organic waste diverted from the solid waste stream will be processed at Anaergia’s Rialto Bioenergy Facility in Rialto, California. Using Anaergia’s advanced anaerobic digestion technology, the organic waste will be converted into renewable electricity, renewable natural gas, and fertilizer. A portion of the renewable natural gas can be used to fuel Waste Management’s compressed natural gas(CNG) trucks.

Anaergia’s Rialto Bioenergy facility will utilize its industry leading high solids wet anaerobic digestion system. This facility is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions up to 220,000 metric tons of CO2 each year, the equivalent of taking about 47,000 passenger vehicles off the road. These environmental benefits are to result from diverting organic waste from landfills and from replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy.

“This technology expands our capability as a leader in organics recycling and sustainability by recovering organics from the waste stream and meeting the current and future organics diversion needs of Los Angeles” said Larry Metter, Area Vice President for Waste Management of Southern California.

“Working together with Waste Management is an important step in our Company’s mission to recover value from waste streams. The project will introduce leading-edge organics recovery technologies to Los Angeles that will enhance recovery of organics, renewable energy, and fertilizer,” said Andrew Benedek, CEO and Chairman of Anaergia.

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