Clean Fuel Partners – AD Services
Advancing Sustainable Ag Systems
About the Company:
Clean Fuel Partners (CFP) exists to make a difference by improving the environment in tangible and measurable ways. They do this by partnering with farmers and communities to transform agricultural waste into renewable energy and other products that support sustainable agricultural practices. Clean Fuel Partners provides digester operators and managers with proven, advanced biodigester support systems that put waste to work for their customers and the stakeholders they serve.
Clean Fuel Partners core values of performance, innovation and advocacy align our goals – to maintain profitability while achieving sustainable environmental objectives.
- Performance: CFP makes decisions with foresight, focusing on optimization and efficiency to improve operations and maintain peak performance levels.
- Innovation: CFP is committed to the pursuit of technological advances that meet current and future waste management and environmental needs.
- Advocacy: CFP works with community, government and business leaders to open dialogue focused on policy reform, renewable energy systems and environmental sustainability.
Relying on extensive industry knowledge, innovation and real-world experience, the CFP team of skilled technicians and professionals believe in a comprehensive approach to agricultural waste management.
Clean Fuel Partners provides clients a variety of support services for new and existing anaerobic digestion facilities and agricultural waste management service providers. Our focus is on realistic solutions that ensure the long-term economic viability of rural waste management while mitigating the associated ecological impact.
About the Solution:
Clean Fuel Partners was established in 2014 with the expressed goals of methane capture, nutrient recovery, and creating renewable energy. They accomplish this by partnering with digester owners in three specific areas:
Project Development: Our consultants supplement your team’s talent with real-world insight to assist in making the best possible decisions throughout your project. We recognize the fluidity of the ag industry and we are focused on field-tested solutions for the inevitable challenges associated with organic waste management. From concept to close – and beyond, CFP provides the expertise your project requires to be successful.
CFP applies strategy, vision and ingenuity to organic waste processing. We collaborate with our farm partners on ag projects to create sustainable solutions and add value for all stakeholders. Our team pulls from decades of experience and a large network of industry professionals to provide a solid business perspective that supports the ag industry and protects the environment.
Facility & Process Consulting: CFP’s team of consultants are working industry professionals that bring decades of hands-on experience operating anaerobic digestion facilities. Our background makes CFP uniquely equipped to advise facility owners and operators on the realities of anaerobic digestion, resulting in reduced downtime, optimized performance and a decrease in unexpected operational cost.
Anaerobic digestion plays a major role in sustainable agriculture, providing farmers the means to manage waste in an economical and environmentally friendly manner. However, digester owners/operators often face challenges that minimize the advantages of the system and threaten to devalue their asset.
Our site and process consulting services start with a thorough analysis of nine key areas of digester operation, tailored to your facility’s specific situation. This evaluation can be supplemented with a custom solutions report and implementation plan to provide you a clear path to facility performance improvement. CFP’s honest, holistic approach to facility operation provides you with the tools you need to achieve optimal plant performance.
Operations & Management: CFP offers a full spectrum of O & M services to ensure maximum efficiency and extend the lifespan of your assets. We work diligently to develop a customized O & M plan covering the specific needs of you and your facility. Services include inventory management, maintenance planning, asset management, and staff training/development. Options available for both full-coverage (labor, parts and materials) and labor-only contracts.
Solution Strengths, Weaknesses and Critical Indicators
Anaerobic Digester Associated Technology:
NOTE: There are several technology types that are used as part of an integrated manure management system that includes an anaerobic digester and are not applicable to manure management in other cases. The impact of these technologies on the critical indicators are represented as those of an entire anaerobic digester system.
- 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
Clean Fuel Partners has recently been added to the technology catalog, Newtrient will continue to work with them to further refine the cost and performance information, publishing it and updating the 9-Point score as information becomes available and as new commercial dairy operations come online.
1. OPERATIONAL HISTORY