Construction begins for ‘North America’s largest’ organic waste-to-energy plant

Canada-based waste-to-energy company Anaergia announced that the construction for ‘North America’s largest’ organic waste-to-energy facility, the Rialto Bioenergy Facility (RBF), has begun.

The facility itself will be built in Rialto, a city 50 miles east of Los Angeles, California.

According to a press release, the RBF functions as a solution to two ‘pressing’ waste management issues in Southern California: food waste diversions from landfills and biosolids management.

The RBF is estimated to be able to convert 700 tons of food per day and 300 tons of biosolids per day into renewable natural gas, renewable electricity and class A organic fertiliser.

“We are proud to be working with industry leaders in the solid waste, wastewater, and renewable energy industries to build one of the largest organics recycling facility in the world serving the Southern California region,” said Andrew Benedek, Anaergia CEO.

“Our new plant will demonstrate a truly sustainable and replicable way to meet the State’s organics diversion and recycling need.”

Anaergia claims that the construction of the RBF is set to be completed by 2020.

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