Toyo Energy Solution Co. has begun construction on a new facility in Yabu City, Japan, that will convert farm waste and food waste into renewable energy. The new facility, which will be operated by Toyo Energy, will utilize Anaergia Inc.’s advanced solid waste processing and wastewater treatment equipment.
“Toyo Group is partnering with Anaergia to develop this biogas plant in Japan, and other potential opportunities in the Far East region, to utilize Anaergia’s leading technology to contribute to waste diversion and CO2 reduction,” said Yoshimitsu Okada, president director of Toyo Group, in a statement.
The equipment being installed at the facility includes Anaergia’s proven manure feeding system, its BIOREX system that extracts organics from unsorted waste and other proprietary resource recovery and treatment equipment.
Organic feedstock recorded from the waste streams will be transformed into renewable energy via anaerobic digestion, and the biogas produced during the digestion process will be converted into about 1.4 MW of electricity per year. In addition, wastewater produced by the facility will be treated to reuse water quality standards using next generation membranes from Anaergia’s Fibracast subsidiary.
“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.,” said Andrew Benedek, CEO of Anaergia, in a statement. “The utilization 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.”
In addition to the new facility, a state-of-the-art greenhouse will be built adjacent to the facility. It will utilize waste heat recovered from the facility.