CleanWorld breaks ground on AD plant at UC Davis

CleanWorld has started building an AD plant at the former UC Davis landfill in Davis, California.

The biodigester will divert 20,000 tonnes per year of food, green and agricultural waste away from landfill.

The biogas collected from this decomposing feedstock is converted into 1MW of electricity and used to power campus buildings at the UC Davis university. By-products of the process includes 4 million tonnes organic soil and fertilisers for farms.

The facility, which is CleanWorld's third commercial plant in 15 months, will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 13,500 tonnes a year. It is expected to begin generating renewable electricity for the UC Davis campus by December.