Ag-Grid Energy has opened its newest biogas system at Hytone Farms in Coventry, Connecticut (CT), US. The system recycles manure and food waste into renewable electricity, heat, animal bedding, and a natural fertiliser.
The project will help meet CT’s renewable electricity goals by producing 4.5 million kWh/year of renewable electricity under a 10-year agreement with the City of New Britain, and it will also help meet the state’s food waste recycling law by recycling 20,000 tons/year of organic material from restaurants, food processors and local towns. It was supported by the US Department of Agriculture’s Renewable Energy for America Program (REAP).
The facility is AG-Grid Energy's fourth dairy digester in the northeast US.
"Ag-Grid Energy’s strategic partnerships with various food waste providers, Live Oak Bank, regulatory bodies such as USDA and CT DEEP as well as Martin Construction Resource as our EPC provider have been crucial in developing Hytone Ag-Grid, our 4th biogas to electricity project. We continue to expand to dairies across the US and move towards adding biogas to RNG projects to our portfolio, said Dr Rashi Akki, CEO of Ag-Grid Energy.