Cow power

Synagro is to design and build an anaerobic digester pilot facility that will process the daily manure generated by approximately 3750 dairy cows. Synagro Technologies Inc., one of the country’s leading independent, full-service providers of residuals management services, announced that the Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA), a wastewater treatment and wholesale water agency serving over 700,000 people in San Bernardino County in Southern California, awarded the USD 4.5 million contract. IEUA will use a portion of the bio-gas (methane) produced from the digester as supplementary fuel to run two generators powering the Chino Basin Desalter Facility. The remaining methane gas will be used to run four Capstone microturbines for the demonstration of electricity generation on site. Synagro has contracted with AnAerobics Wastewater Treatment Company Inc., a waste-stream technology and services company based in Aurora, NY, to provide the anaerobic digestion technology for the project and Tilden-Coil Constructors Inc., a prominent Southern California general contractor, to provide construction services.

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