EnviTec Biogas USA, Inc. – Complete Mix Digester

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EnviTec Biogas USA, Inc. – Complete Mix Digester

A partner with global experience

Company Description:

EnviTec Biogas is a company with global experience. EnviTec Biogas GmbH was founded in 2002 after decades of experience in plant construction, project business, and management of agricultural holdings. Since 2007 the company has been listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange as a stock corporation. EnviTec is represented worldwide with its own subsidiaries, joint ventures, and sales offices. Besides competence and experience, EnviTec attributes its outstanding success to its commitment to innovation and process. With over 90 owned biogas plants we have the experience to successfully build and manage any size facility

Technology Description:

EnviTec Biogas utilizes a complete mix co-digestion system and has the capability to handle various feedstocks including but not limited to: dairy manure, milk waste, soiled feed and food waste. The digester system is composed of three individual components (CHP, flare and pressure guard). These items function to handle biogas quantities and pressure thus maintaining the integrity of the system. EnviTec USA digesters have a runtime capacity factor above 90%.

EnviTec Biogas USA, Inc. 7 Fennel Street Skaneateles, NY USA 585-802-0174 Visit Company Website

Technology Type

  • Anaerobic Digestion

Vendor

  • Equipment Vendor
  • Project Developer

Product

  • Energy

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
  EnviTec Biogas USA, Inc. is a subsidiary of EnviTec Biogas located in Germany.  EnviTec Biogas USA uses the same refined design developed over time by the parent company that has resulted in over 450 projects in 14 countries of which 91 are owned and operated by EnviTech.  Currently EnviTec Biogas USA is focusing on project in New York and the Northeast with two flagship projects operating since 2013 and two more that will be on-line producing electricity in early 2017.  The operating projects have had capacity factors that are over 90% since commissioning.  EnviTec Biogas USA is focusing on providing the best overall complete manure treatment system for the dairy farmer and offers a pre-digestion mixing unit to chop and blend any long stem organic matter available for co-digestion; co-digestion of manure, food wastes, and crop inputs is their stated speciality.   Newtrient will continue to work with EnviTec Biogas USA to further refine the cost and performance information as more information comes in with new commercial dairy installations.

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