Posted By GWE / November 9, 2017 / Related technologies: RAPTOR®,
A major waste-to-energy project in the USA incorporating GWE RAPTOR® anaerobic digestion technology has been honored as a Finalist in this year’s American Biogas Council Industry Awards.
The Quantum Biopower organic-waste-to-energy project in Connecticut USA began producing biogas this year that will be used to generate electricity, demonstrating financial and environmental benefits achievable locally and globally by converting up to 40,000 tons of organic waste annually into environmentally harmonious green energy and dry biofertilizer.
“This year’s finalists really show the diversity, strength, and innovation of the US biogas industry. All of these projects deserve recognition. We hope they will serve as models for future biogas project development.”Patrick Serfass, ABC Executive Director
The Finalist award to the Quantum Biopower project in October follows other major waste-to-energy awards, including one earlier this year for a project incorporating GWE technologies into the world’s largest integrated pineapple operation, Del Monte Philippines Inc. (DMPI), which won the Best Water and Wastewater Solutions Provider honor at the Asian Manufacturing Awards. GWE’s RAPTOR® technology has also won a global environmental engineering award from the Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), which represents more than 40,000 chemical engineers worldwide.
“This latest honor for Quantum BioPower is a major achievement because the American Biogas Council represents the entire US biogas industry, including more than 200 companies who are dedicated to maximizing the production and use of biogas from organic waste,” said Global Water & Energy (US) Vice President, Mr. Ian Page. GW&E is a subsidiary of GWE
“An enormous advantage of this type of green energy is that it transforms an environmental problem into a profitable resource. Rather than having to pay to dispose of organic trash – or having it rot in landfills or create community odor issues and environmental hazards – this process converts virtually any organic waste into a profitable asset,” said Mr. Page.
“This very successful Quantum Biopower plant, incorporating the latest RAPTOR® waste-to-energy technology, illustrates the huge benefits available to virtually any application producing a biological waste stream, including municipal or industrial facilities, food, and beverage processing plants, or agribusinesses.”