Environmental Fabrics, Inc – Anaerobic Digestion, Covers and Liners

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Environmental Fabrics, Inc – Anaerobic Digestion, Covers and Liners

Company Description:

For over two decades, Environmental Fabrics, Inc. (EFI) has been fabricating, supplying and installing solutions to reduce environmental impact, improve operational efficiency and increase profitability for customers. Their team has over 50 years of combined experience with projects coast to coast and on four continents.

 

Based out of Gaston, South Carolina, EFI is a licensed contractor in over a dozen states in the U.S. EFI’s capabilities and expertise include geosynthetic liner and cover systems, primary and secondary tank and impoundment lining, soil stabilization and erosion control solutions, custom ‘in house’ fabrication, geosynthetic repairs and rehabilitation, material and equipment supply, and consulting and advisement. Further, they are pleased to offer products and installation service from our Sports Fields, Parks and Recreational Division. For solid, liquid or gas containment to erosion prevention and soil stabilization, walking paths to windscreens and many solutions in between, there’s an EFI solution to suit your needs.

Technology Description:

Biogas Solutions

EFI has positioned itself as the leader in both Ambient Temperature and Mesophilic Lagoon Cover Anaerobic Digestion Systems. Leveraging their expertise in the installation of geosynthetics, EFI has successfully completed hundreds of projects around the world and continues to innovate in this area.
 

Covers

 Floating cover systems offer a low-cost alternative to traditional tanks and concrete vaults used for liquid and semi-solid storage. They are used in a variety of spaces, from municipal and industrial to agricultural and food processing facilities.  

 Geomembrane Liners

The versatility of geosynthetic liners has proved to be an inexpensive alternative to clay and concrete for precious metal mining, the power generation industry, and other containment challenges. The flexibility and durability of geomembranes allow them to conform to most any size and shape.
 

Environmental Fabrics, Inc 85 Pascon Court Gaston, SC USA 800-910-5280 Visit Company Website

Technology Type

  • Anaerobic Digestion

Vendor

  • Equipment Vendor

Product

  • Energy
  • Other

Problem

  • GHG
  • Odor
  • Pathogens

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Technology Strengths, Weaknesses and Critical Indicators

Anaerobic Digestion:

  • Long usable life and can be run reliably
  • Creates energy and generates environmental credits
  • Proper feeding & system monitoring is required to avoid system downtime
  • Proven technology for odor control
  • Proven technology for GHG reduction
  • Proven technology for pathogen reduction
  • Different types of systems produce varying gas production rates
  • Requires proper preparation of the feedstock
  • Requires other technologies for energy utilization
  • Requires other technologies for digestate handling
  • Requires other technologies to prevent nitrogen loss
  • Complex systems may require expertise not available on-farm

Newtrient Comments/Opinions:

Anaerobic Digester technology:

  • Is proven technology for odor, GHG and 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
  Newtrient will continue to work with Environmental Fabrics Inc. to further refine the cost and performance information as more information becomes available to Newtrient.

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