Alternative revenue streams and lower operating costs: why the US beverage industry counts on AD technology

Kompogas dry AD plant
Kompogas dry AD plant
Hitachi Zosen Inova updates Bioenergy Insight on its US activity
Volatile energy supplies, rising commodity prices and end consumers who are increasingly concerned that their consumer goods are produced in a CO2-neutral and sustainable manner, to name just three aspects that are becoming more and more important for a wide range of industries. US wine producers and distilleries are also looking for holistic solutions for processing their biogenic waste into energy and other valuable resources.
A Californian success story rooting back to a Swiss balcony
Since Hitachi Zosen Inova’s (HZI) Kompogas® Dry Anaerobic Digestion (dry AD) technology first saw the light of day on a Swiss balcony back in 1992, it has been installed more than 100 times at sites all over the world.
At the end of 2018, the company made the leap to North America with the construction of a Kompogas plant in San Luis Obispo (SLO), California in the US. This was an important milestone for California and the US, and not just because it involved diverting organic waste from landfills and generating green energy.
Unlike various other biogas projects...

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Kompogas dry AD plant

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