Once fully operational, the 144,000-square-foot plant will make clean cellulose, biogas, plastic products and fuel from plastics.
Hartford, Conn.-based Blue Earth Compost paves the way for Connecticut’s growing food waste revolution.
The plant will process 1,000 tons per day of food waste and biosolids that will be shipped to Rialto from outlying areas. Final products will include electricity and pipeline-injected RNG.
Currently, the system can process 165 tons per day of source separated food waste and should be able to digest 300 to 550 tons per day by 2020.
Southington, Conn.-based Quantum Biopower takes in organic waste from area venues and turns it into renewable energy via anaerobic digestion.
BioHiTech's Revolution Series Digesters will provide a means to eliminate remaining food waste onsite.
The plant is able to extract 100 to 150 cubic meters of biogas per processed tonne.