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Anaergia acquires major New England AD plant

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Anaergia has acquired its indirect subsidiary, Rhode Island Bioenergy Facility, which owns the largest industrial anaerobic digester for food and other solid organic waste in New England, US.

This acquisition expands Anaergia’s footprint in the northeastern US and its capacity to address the increasing demand for organic waste recycling

The Rhode Island Bioenergy Facility can process over 100,000 tons of organic waste per year at its location in Johnston. Such waste, which would otherwise have been sent to landfill or incinerated, is processed into clean energy, fertiliser, and water while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Anaergia will upgrade the facility with ‘industry-leading technology’ and other improvements to optimise operations and financial performance in converting organic waste into carbon-negative RNG.

“We are very pleased to welcome Anaergia to Rhode Island,” said Rhode Island Commerce president Jesse Saglio. “This facility will not only help the state achieve its waste diversion goals but also add new food-related jobs to our economy.

“Anaergia complements other food-related investments made recently in the state, and this plant helps provide security to the future growth and success of this important industry.”

Andrew Benedek, Anaergia’s chairman and CEO, commented: “Our acquisition of this facility extends Anaergia’s own-and-operate activities to the East Coast of the US. This facility enables Anaergia to invest in sustainable infrastructure that generates high tech jobs, serves the community, and expands our capacity to generate carbon-negative fuel.”