Partnership Building Anaerobic Digestion Unit in Georgia

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

November 14, 2013

1 Min Read
Partnership Building Anaerobic Digestion Unit in Georgia

A public-private partnership in Augusta, Ga., will build an anaerobic digestion facility in Augusta.

Augusta Renewable Energy LLC, a division of Pasig City, the Philippines-based First Generation Energy, and the Augusta Economic Development Authority said in a news release that the primary renewable energy source for Augusta Renewable Energy will be used coffee grounds from the new Starbucks soluble facility in Augusta.

The company will invest $20 million and add 10 jobs with the facility.

First Generation Energy has formed a strategic partnership with the environmental technology company Eisenmann Corp., Crystal Lake, Ill., for the technology, build-out and operation, and with Peoria, Ill.-based Caterpillar Inc. by using its newly acquired MWM cogeneration engines. The company also will produce a private label line of soil amendments through its partnership with a Fortune 200 company.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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