CleanBay Renewables has chosen Evoqua Water Technologies as a key partner for its Westover, Maryland bio-refinery.
Evoqua and CleanBay are currently in negotiations for Evoqua to provide its field-proven anaerobic digestion (AD) and water treatment technology for the Westover facility.
The plant is expected to recycle more than 150,000 tons of chicken litter annually and convert it into renewable natural gas (RNG).
Thomas Spangler, CleanBay’s executive chairman, said: “After an exhaustive market assessment, Evoqua has proven to be the best solution to help us meet our environmental and economic goals.
“The expertise they’ve acquired from over 100 years in the water industry made our selection an easy one. We look forward to working together to provide the Delmarva community with RNG and organic fertiliser they can count on, as well as offer a solution to the poultry industry that contributes toward the environmental sustainability objectives they’ve been working so hard to achieve.”
Evoqua has more than 200,000 installations worldwide, with over 2,500 anaerobic digesters in North America. The firm’s executive vice-president of Integrated Solutions & Services, Rodney Aulick, said it was pleased to provide its breadth of experience in water treatment and AD to help CleanBay meet its sustainability goals.
“Through this partnership, we will not only create renewable energy and organic fertiliser, but we will also take CleanBay’s sustainability one step further by applying our zero-liquid discharge approach,” said Aulick.