PlanET Biogas announces expansion and formation of food waste processing company

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PlanET Biogas has created PlanET Organics, a new company specifically focused on food waste processing and nutrient recovery technologies. The move comes as a result of the firm's successful delivery of anaerobic digesters (AD) and renewable natural gas (RNG) technology in the North American market. The company said the complementary platform will  enhance its leadership position in the organics-to-renewable energy market, and help it execute both manure-based and complex food waste projects in the US and Canada.
The new endeavour will be led by recently hired programme director of organics Mike Muffels, formerly of GHD, who brings close to 20 years' experience in the AD, RNG and organics processing sectors. Muffels will guide leading edge designs through project development to implementation. According to PlanET Biogas, Muffels has successfully led a wide array of projects, ranging from smaller, on-farm, manure based AD and composting systems to larger, municipal biogas projects. His proven track record of delivering organics management and RNG projects is based on his understanding of all aspects of a project life cycle having performed key roles on projects across Canada and globally, the company said.
Consolidating PlanET's market expansion is the appointment of David Thompson as director of business development, previously of Walker Industries. Thompson is an experienced leader in his field, the company said, and has a track record of developing and managing large, complex biogas, chemical and renewable energy projects and has played an instrumental role in growing Walker Industries’ landfill gas to energy portfolio over the past 5+ years. David’s efforts will be focused on the continued growth of PlanET’s business activities across North America.
Promotions come in the form of Nils Hirsch, formerly general manager, to the position of vice president - engineering, sales and procurement, with Patrick Cluckey, formerly operations manager, to the position of vice president - operations.
“We have uniquely positioned our company in the North American biogas market and our ongoing growth is a testament to the hard work and perseverance this great team has put forth in achieving our objectives,” said Derek Hundert, president of PlanET. “With over 40 North American installations in operation or construction, we are just beginning to reach the potential this market has to offer.”

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