New food and farm waste to biogas facility being built in Japan

Construction is underway on a new waste to biogas facility in Yabu City, Japan.

The new facility will use anaerobic digestion to convert both farm and food waste into renewable energy. Toyo Energy Solution, which has invested in the facility, will also build it, and operate it once completed. It will utilise ‘advanced solid waste processing wastewater treatment equipment’ from Anaergia.

According to a statement from Anaergia, organic feedstock recovered from the waste streams will be transformed into renewable energy via anaerobic digestion. Biogas produced from the digestion process will be converted into approximately 1.4MW of electricity per year. Meanwhile, wastewater produced by the facility will be treated to reuse water quality standards using next generation membranes from Anaergia’s Fibracast subsidiary.

Waste heat recovered from the facility will utilised by a greenhouse adjacent to the facility.

“Toyo Group is partnering with Anaergia to develop this biogas plant in Japan, and other potential opportunities in the Far East region, to utilise Anaergia’s leading technology to contribute to waste diversion and CO2 reduction” said Yoshimitsu Okada, President Director of Toyo Group.

“This new facility underscores Anaergia’s commitment to the Japanese market, and it is the direct result of Anaergia’s exemplary partnership with Toyo Energy Solution Co. The utilisation of advanced technologies in this facility will serve as a model for others looking for innovative and flexible waste management and renewable energy solutions that make economic sense and also have a positive impact the environment.” said Andrew Benedek, CEO of Anaergia.

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