Through the biological process of anaerobic digestion, organic waste products such as municipal bio-solids, livestock manure, food processing and grease trap waste, and landfill waste are converted into biogas, a form of renewable energy. The utilization of biogas improves air quality by reducing odors and greenhouse gas emissions and protects water quality by reducing opportunities for pathogens to enter surface water or groundwater. The use of anaerobic digestion also aids in manure management and may improve crop fertilization by producing higher-quality bio-solids. Because of these operational and environmental benefits, anaerobic digestion projects mays qualify for carbon credit payments.
WithersRavenel guides clients through every step of the process, from determining whether a waste stream is suitable for anaerobic digestion and how much energy can be produced from it to designing and preparing permit applications for digester facilities. In addition, we can advise clients on the availability of funding opportunities and carbon emissions reduction incentive programs.