Bioenergy Devco receives permission for Seaford AD facility
The expanded Bioenergy Innovation Center in Seaford will use the safe, tested, proven technology of anaerobic digestion to turn organic food waste into clean, renewable natural gas, as well as a soil amendment that will be composted onsite to be used in agriculture, horticulture projects, community gardens and more, according to the firm.
The Bioenergy Innovation Center received Resource Recovery, Air Quality Natural Minor and Wastewater Facility Construction permitting approvals from Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) yesterday (September 6).
Bioenergy Devco said it is planning to form an advisory committee for the project, aiming to incorporate feedback from community stakeholders.
"The Bioenergy Innovation Center in Delaware is an excellent example of how we can harness renewable energy resources from recycling organic waste and simultaneously contribute to a more sustainable future,” said Bioenergy Devco’s CEO Shawn Kreloff.
“Organics recycling is a game-changer in our collective fight to protect our climate and prevent pollution in the Chesapeake Bay.
"By preventing organic waste from ending up in landfills, incinerators or being land-applied raw, anaerobic digestion reduces greenhouse emissions for cleaner air, averts runoff that endangers the ecosystems of our waterways and generates a source of clean, renewable energy.
"For example, the anaerobic digestion process used at the Bioenergy Innovation Center can reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, equivalent to taking nearly 19,000 gasoline-powered cars off the road annually.”