Dynamic Group breaks ground on 16-unit AD facility

Dynamic Group has broken ground on BC Organics, a 16-unit anaerobic digestion (AD) project in Wisconsin, US.

Once completed and operational, BC Organics will be one of the largest dairy waste-to-renewable natural gas projects in the US, according to Hoard’s Dairyman, and is expected to process more than 360 million gallons of manure per year.

Dynamic Group is the developer, owner, and future operator of the BC Organics AD facility. Miron Construction Co will serve as the design builder and McMahon Group as the engineering partner.

The State of Wisconsin awarded a grant to Dynamic to develop the AD facility in Greenleaf, Wisconsin. This will be a ‘first of its kind’ commercial biorefinery facility that provides farms with a more sustainable manure management practice, according to Dynamic. Many of the participating farms are multi-generational and transitioning to their next generation with active members in the community.

The back-end of the facility will handle the water treatment. The facility includes a state-of-the-art water treatment plant that will reduce waste volumes, reduce manure pathogens, and produce treated water.

Any bacteria or viruses present after digestion are also removed. The output of this separation process is a combination of fibre that has several beneficial uses, a pathogen-free concentrated liquid nutrient stream that is generated during the water purification process, and purified water.

Dynamic’s water treatment equipment will clean nutrients and remove pathogens from the processed organic wastes, separate up to 59% of the water from the manure, and generate clean water that will be available for the participating farms and local community to use.

Several people involved in the project attended the ground-breaking event at the site in Greenleaf, Wisconsin, including Duane Toenges, CEO of Dynamic Group, Jason Rieth, vice president of energy and environmental at Miron Construction, and William Verbeten, Town of Wrightstown Chairman.

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