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BIOFerm Energy Systems - EUCOlino Small-Scale Digester
A Viessmann Group Member

Company Description:

BIOFerm Energy Systems is a leading provider of turnkey anaerobic digestion and gas upgrading systems in North America – with over 450 digester installations and 900 PSA installations (including gas upgrading) through the Viessmann Group.
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Technology Description:

Compact and small-scale, the EUCOlino anaerobic digester uses organic waste to create renewable energy and by-products at operations with limited amounts of biomass or smaller footprints.

EUCOlino is pre-manufactured and shipped from the supplier to arrive on site as a complete, pre-assembled containerized unit.

The system typically processes ~2,000 – 6,000 tons of organics per year, depending on project specifics. Extreme feedstock versatility and small size make EUCOlino ideal for a versatile range of waste operations.

  Advantages at a glance:

  • Easy installation and startup: EUCOlino is pre-manufactured, tested for safety and ready to operate upon delivery
  • Small footprint (slightly larger than a shipping container)
  • Flexible choice of feedstock
  • Well-proven EUCO technology, continuously improved since 1995
  • Profitability through: lower investment costs, lower costs for input materials, energy recovery

System components include: digester unit(s) with mixer(s),  technology container with CHP, pumps, desulfurization, mixer motor and plant controls, feeder for solid substrates (optional) and pre-digestion separator to thicken the feedstock to a higher solids content (optional).

 

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BIOFerm Energy Systems

440 Science Drive Suite 300

Madison, WI 53711

USA

608-467-5523

 

Technology Type

  • Anaerobic Digestion

Vendor

  • Equipment Vendor

Product

  • Energy

Problem

  • Odor
  • Pathogens
  • GHG

 

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Technology Strengths,Weaknesses and Critical Indicators

Anaerobic Digester technology:

  • Long usable life and can be run reliably
  • Creates energy and generates environmental credits
  • Requires proper preparation of the feedstock
  • Requires other technologies for energy utilization
  • Requires other technologies for digestate handling
  • Proper feeding & system monitoring is required to avoid system downtime
  • Proven technology for odor control, GHG reduction and pathogen reduction

Newtrient Comments/Opinions:

Anaerobic Digester technology:

  • Is proven technology for odor, GHG, pathogen reduction and energy production
  • Has a long usable life and can be run reliably
  • Require proper preparation of the feedstock
  • Usually requires other technologies for energy utilization
  • Usually requires other technologies for digestate handling
  • Proper feeding & system monitoring is required to avoid system downtime

 

BIOFerm is one of the only manufacturers of containerized, anaerobic digesters in the U.S.  While the EUCOlino has been used worldwide since 1995, the first U.S. installation occurred on a Wisconsin dairy farm in 2012.  The EUCOlino operates as a horizontal plug flow, capable of processing 2,000 to 6,000 tons of feedstock per year on a relatively small footprint.   

Newtrient will continue to work with BIOFerm on continued updates to the technology and the dairy manure application as they develop more projects.

Comments added 02/01/2017

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