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MRWMD Recognized as 2014 Award Winner for ZWE SMARTFERM Facility

Received by California Resource Recovery Association in Dave Hardy Leadership in Organics – Facility Category
 Lafayette, California – July 28, 2014 – Zero Waste Energy’s SMARTFERM facility and the Monterey Regional Waste Management District (MRWMD) have just been announced as 2014 Award Winner of the Dave Hardy Leadership in Organics – Facility Category by the California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA).

“With the development and successful operation of your “SMARTFERM” Anaerobic Digestion composting system you have moved not only your operation but our organics industry forward to a new place,” wrote the CRRA. “Your innovative organics management partnership and operation have provided an exemplary leadership example that we look forward to acknowledging.”

CRRA is an environmentally focused professional business organization for people involved in resource conservation through waste prevention, reuse, recycling and composting activities.

The Monterey Regional Waste Management District (MRWMD) has been composting for over 20 years and began its first landfill-gas-to-energy program in 1983. Opening in February 2013 at the MRWMD, the Zero Waste Energy SMARTFERM facility processes up to 5,000 tons per year (TPY) of source separated organics from local restaurants, generating 100kw electricity and 2,200 TPY finished agriculture quality compost. The electricity is sold to the neighboring regional wastewater treatment plant to help them achieve their strategic goal of getting off the utility grid. The compost is sold locally.

SMARTFERM is a state-of-the-art dry anaerobic digestion system for organic waste processing. The technology’s 21 day batch cycle diverts over 99% of organic waste, reduces greenhouse gases, reduces reliance on landfills and produces a clean, green energy and compost in a closed-loop cycle. SMARTFERM facilities can be designed to develop any amount of organic waste, from 5,000TPY and up and can include biogas-processing technology for combined heat […]

By |July 25th, 2014|ZWE News|Comments Off on MRWMD Recognized as 2014 Award Winner for ZWE SMARTFERM Facility

World’s Largest Fermentation Anaerobic Digestion Facility Built in San Jose

KSBW-TV
November 22, 2013

 

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ZWE Looks to the Middle East for Business Opportunities

Participates in Department of Commerce Trade Mission as Company’s first International Project is Underway
 March 1, 2014 – Zero Waste Energy (ZWE) is participating in the Department of Commerce’s trade mission to the Middle East March 4-18th, led by Secretary Penny Pritzker. The trade mission is specifically focused on export opportunities for U.S. businesses in the infrastructure sector in areas such as project management and engineering (including construction, architecture and design), renewable energy (solar, wind, waste-to-energy), smart grid and energy efficiency, and environmental technologies (including water/wastewater, air pollution control, and waste management). The delegation will visit the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Qatar. Of the 80 companies that applied, ZWE was one of only 21 selected to take part.

“As the country’s Chief Commercial Advocate, a key part of my job is to promote trade and investment and connect U.S. businesses with potential customers across the globe. The three countries we are visiting on our trade mission to the Gulf Region are among the top 50 export markets for the United States.“

ZWE’s participation in this trade mission takes place as the company has begun work on its first international project in Doha, Qatar. Along with the Qatar-based company, Alwaseeta, ZWE will be designing and implementing a recycling program for the country.
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By |March 6th, 2014|ZWE News|Comments Off on ZWE Looks to the Middle East for Business Opportunities

Turning Food Waste into Energy, CCTV America

 

The city of San Jose, California recently opened the biggest dry fermentation anaerobic digestion facility in the world to change the definition of waste by putting it to good use. The facility was produced by Zero Waste Energy Development Company. It’s nearly twice the size of an American football field. Read More.

By |March 4th, 2014|ZWE News|Comments Off on Turning Food Waste into Energy, CCTV America

ZWE BREAKS GROUND ON ORGANIC WASTE TO CNG FUEL FACILITY

 Press Release
 ZERO WASTE ENERGY BREAKS GROUND ON ORGANIC WASTE TO CNG FUEL FACILITY
Lafayette, California – November 7, 2013 – Zero Waste Energy, LLC (ZWE) is proud to announce the groundbreaking of its latest project, an anaerobic digestion facility in South San Francisco, CA  that will convert organic waste into compressed natural gas (CNG) and compost. The Blue Line Biogenic CNG facility will convert 11,200 TPY of food and green waste into 100,000+ diesel equivalent gallons of CNG fuel. It is estimated that each collection vehicle will collect enough organic waste during just one route to fuel it for an entire day, creating a true closed loop system.

The Blue Line Biogenic CNG Facility will be developed in a partnership with Blue Line Transfer Inc., South San Francisco Scavenger Co., Inc., and Zero Waste Energy, LLC.  The project is essential in addressing numerous AB 32 requirements, diverting almost 95% of the organic waste feedstock from landfills. The project will include a SMARTFERM® anaerobic digestion facility that will transform 11,200 tons of food and green waste per year into compressed natural gas (CNG), produce heat to run the facility, an in-vessel composting system that will mitigate odor issues and provide digestate that will be matured into compost.

“SMARTFERM will give us the ability to reduce the organics going into the landfill by converting that same waste into CNG fuel to power our collection routes. Good for us, the cities we serve, and California as well,” said Doug Button, President of South San Francisco Scavenger, Co., Inc.

The facility is scheduled to commence operation in the second quarter of 2014.

SMARTFERM is a state-of-the-art dry anaerobic digestion system that processes organic waste feedstocks and generates renewable energy. SMARTFERM systems can include […]

By |November 27th, 2013|ZWE News|Comments Off on ZWE BREAKS GROUND ON ORGANIC WASTE TO CNG FUEL FACILITY

World’s Largest Dry Fermentation Anaerobic Digestion Facility Opens

 
Press Release
 Largest Dry Fermentation Anaerobic Digestion Facility in the World Opens
Crowd Celebrates Renewable Energy Innovation, Less Landfill in San José
San José, CA – November 25, 2013: A grand opening event took place Friday, November 22 for the world’s largest dry fermentation anaerobic digestion facility and the first large-scale commercial facility of its kind in the United States. The facility in San José will process an estimated 90,000 tons per year of commercial organic waste that would otherwise go to landfill, instead converting it to 1.6MW of renewable energy and 32,000 tons compost.

Owned and operated by Zero Waste Energy Development Company (ZWEDC), the anaerobic digestion facility is a joint venture between GreenWaste Recovery and Zanker Road Resource Management. The companies came together to take organics recovery to the next level—composting organic material to keep it out of landfill while extracting its energy value.

“Our company started to transform the way we look at waste,” said Rich Cristina, President of ZWEDC and host of the event. Cristina told the 600+ crowd, “We saw there was no such thing as waste, no such thing as garbage. We looked at the materials collected and being composted and saw the potential for greatness.”

Another firm, Zero Waste Energy, LLC (ZWE) holds the exclusive license for the patented anaerobic digestion technology in the Americas and Asia with 20 projects in the planning and development phase throughout North and South America, as well as China and the Middle East. The facility is enclosed and ventilated and includes 16 anaerobic digesters plus four in-vessel composting tunnels. Dry fermentation anaerobic digestion is a natural biological process whereby bacteria break down organic matter in an oxygen-free environment. Decomposition occurs in several stages and converts organic matter […]

By |November 27th, 2013|Uncategorized, ZWE News|Comments Off on World’s Largest Dry Fermentation Anaerobic Digestion Facility Opens

World’s Largest Fermentation Anaerobic Digestion Facility Built in San Jose

KSBW-TV News

November 22, 2013

The facility will process the organic waste from San Jose businesses and convert the waste to renewable energy and compost.

Read more: http://www.ksbw.com/news/central-california/santa-cruz/World-s-largest-fermentation-anaerobic-digestion-facility-built-in-San-Jose/-/5738976/23117566/-/1degsaz/-/index.html#ixzz2lftiB1p7

By |November 25th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on World’s Largest Fermentation Anaerobic Digestion Facility Built in San Jose

Solid Waste District Pilots Dry Fermentation Digester

BioCycle Magazine
November 2013, Vol. 54, No. 11, p.32
By Abbie Beane

Special events, restaurants and other commercial businesses in the Monterey region of California have found a way to close the compostable waste loop and produce usable electricity at the same time. The electricity is produced via dry fermentation anaerobic digestion (AD) units that came online this spring at the Monterey Regional Waste Management District (MRWMD) in Marina.

The pilot AD project is a public-private venture between MRWMD and Zero Waste Energy (ZWE), a California-based engineering technology firm that markets the SmartFerm dry digestion system. William Merry, MRWMD general manager, met representatives from ZWE at the BioCycle Renewable Energy From Organics Recycling Conference in Madison, Wisconsin in 2011. “For a couple years prior we had been considering the next step in diversion and were interested in AD for organic matter,” Merry recalls, noting that AD could help the District attain higher waste diversion. “We decided to try this small-scale pilot, which was relatively low risk and low cost.”

Read full story at BioCycle online.

By |November 19th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Solid Waste District Pilots Dry Fermentation Digester

90,000 TPY Dry AD Food Waste to Biogas Plant to Open in San Jose

Waste Management World
By Ben Messenger
November 11, 2013

Lafayette, California based organic waste to energy specialist, Zero Waste Energy Development Company (ZWEDC), is set to open its 90,000 ton (81,600 tonne) per year Dry Fermentation Anaerobic Digestion (AD) food waste facility in San Jose – the first large-scale commercial facility of its kind in the U.S.

The company said that the facility will process food scraps, yard waste and other compostable materials from San Jose businesses, converting them into renewable energy and compost.

Read full story at Waste Management World online.

By |November 13th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 90,000 TPY Dry AD Food Waste to Biogas Plant to Open in San Jose

Zero Waste Energy Breaks Ground on Waste to CNG Facility

Environmental Leader
November 12, 2013

Zero Waste Energy has broken ground on an anaerobic digestion facility that will convert 11,200 tons per year of food and green waste into more than 100,000 diesel equivalent gallons of compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel and compost.

The company says the project will divert almost 95 percent of the organic waste feedstock from landfills and estimates that each collection vehicle will collect enough organic waste during just one route to fuel it for an entire day, creating a closed loop system.

To read the full story, visit Environmental Leader online.

By |November 12th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Zero Waste Energy Breaks Ground on Waste to CNG Facility