Cayuga County Soil and Water Conservation District decided to undertake a digester project in 2006. The primary motivation of the project was to develop an economically sustainable model to address manure management issues facing southern Cayuga County dairies, improve the water quality and improve the quality of life for local Cayuga County residents, under the auspices of Cayuga County Soil and Water Conservation District.
The goal of the operation is to pay for the project using the savings from avoiding purchasing electricity and heat, income from the sale of electricity and renewable energy credits, tipping fees from food waste and the sale of biosolids. We are lookign to expand the project and construct an additional 633kW CHP and double the capacity of the facility to 1.2MW
Auburn, New York
Anaerobic digestion is a collection of processes by which microorganisms break down biodegradable material in the absence of oxygen. The process is used for industrial or domestic purposes to manage waste and/or to produce fuels. The process produces a biogas, a renewable energy, which can be used directly as fuel and digestates which can be used as nutrient rich fertilizer.
- Recycles waste
- Offsets fossil fuel use
- Produces organic fertilizer
Reduced from our Atmosphere
Renewable Electric Generation