Bioenergy DevCo, a developer of anaerobic digestion facilities that create renewable energy and soil products, has announced that it has acquired BTS Biogas, which will operate as an affiliate and enable new operation and expansion of anaerobic digestion in North America.
The acquisition enables the company to work closely with municipalities and companies to help them dispose of organic waste while producing clean, renewable natural gas that can be used by utilities.
“Almost 3 years ago, our team began working with BTS Biogas to expand the use of large-scale, modular anaerobic biodigesters. By building relationships with cities and towns throughout the US, we are confident that this proven technology will become an essential tool in reducing pollution from waste and fighting climate change as the world aims to transition to a low-carbon economy,” said Shawn Kreloff, the company’s founder and CEO. “While operating as affiliated entities, we aim to shift mindsets by demonstrating how this proven technology can change organic waste from being a pollution problem to a renewable energy solution.”
Organic waste is traditionally either incinerated and emitted as an environmental pollutant or left in a landfill where it rots and releases methane, a harmful greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change. Through the use of anaerobic digester technology, the company uses technology that breaks down biodegradable waste materials naturally using microorganisms. This natural chemical process creates two important products at an industrial scale.
The first is renewable natural gas, which can be burned cleanly and turned into a versatile source of renewable energy by being injected into a national electric grid or used as a transportation fuel as compressed natural gas. The second, is a product called digestate, an organic soil amendment with the same organic and storm water management capability as compost.
“With this investment, we are pleased to support expansion into North America as we continue to work independently in Europe to advance the adoption of this technology, expand anaerobic digestion know-how and strengthen the financial soundness of waste-to-energy projects," said Jeff Henslin, CEO of BTS Biogas.
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