The City of Ansonia Biomass Project

Greenpoint Energy Partners is developing the largest single-source municipal scale anaerobic digestion project in the country, in the City of Ansonia, Connecticut. Up to 50,000 tons of pre-processed food waste will be delivered annually, to be decomposed in an accelerated manner in a very large, air-tight vessel. The released methane is captured, and used to create electricity (up to 2 mega watts per hour, more than enough to power the entire City of Ansonia), while the residual waste will be used as a component to produce an organic compost (about 15,000 tons per annum) to be sold to various landscaping and horticultural enterprises.

Below is a rendering of the project site. Permitting is about to commence, with the aim of construction commencing in the first half of 2013.

 

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