Waste, Recycling Firms Launch Organics to Energy Project in California

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

June 8, 2012

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Waste, Recycling Firms Launch Organics to Energy Project in California

A waste and recycling hauler and a waste-to-energy firm have begun constructing an organic waste recycling center and a natural gas fueling station in Sacramento, Calif.

Gold River, Calif.-based Clean World Partners and Atlas Disposal Industries, of Sacramento, are partnering on what the firms called in a news release the nation’s  largest commercial-scale, high-solids anaerobic digestion (AD) system. Clean World is building its Organic Waste Recycling Center, which will convert 25 tons of food waste per day collected by Atlas Disposal. By 2013 the facility will expand to process 100 tons of waste per day.

Atlas said its Renewable Natural Gas Fueling Station under construction will be California’s first based on anaerobic digestion. The facility will use natural gas produced by the digestion system to fuel the company's clean fuel fleet as well as vehicles from area jurisdictions and agencies. Initially the facility will produce 25 tons per day of natural gas.

The partners said the system will divert nearly 37,000 tons of waste annually from landfills.

In April Clean World Partners and American River Packaging said it opened the first  commercial high-solid AD system in the United States.


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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