Montrose Environmental – Anaerobic Digester Design and Construction
Environmental Resiliency and Sustainability Solutions
About the Company:
Montrose Environmental Group is an environmental services provider offering measurement and analytical services as well as environmental resiliency and sustainability solutions.
Their qualified engineers, scientists, technicians, associates, and policy experts are proud of their collective expertise and the collaborative nature and approach they take to helping clients.
They strive to optimize environmental resiliency in a way that effectively complements each clients’ decision-making and operations and efficiently fulfills their project requirements.
Headquartered in Orange County, California, Montrose Environmental Group has over 50 offices across the country and over 1,000 employees nationwide–all ready to provide solutions for your environmental needs.
About the Solution:
The Montrose Biogas Team works with farm owners and developers on the process development, design, engineering, technology selection, building, commissioning, startup as well as providing operations and maintenance of anaerobic digester and landfill gas-to-energy projects around the U.S. They collaborate closely with all stakeholders to focus on finding better solutions for biogas production and management.They have extensive experience in agricultural manure and food waste renewable natural gas (RNG) and electrical generation projects. Montrose provides turnkey design, engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of facilities for greenfield projects. They also handle significant retrofits or upgrades to existing facilities, such as converting old treatment systems from electricity generation to direct gas pipeline injection, or redefining a process and permit to bring a project into compliance with new standards. Montrose can also take on underperforming or financially distressed projects—creating, designing, and executing plans to enhance project profitability. In addition to comprehensive EPC solutions, They also provide a wide range of other project support services that span the entire life cycle of a project—operations and maintenance, environmental permitting, laboratory sampling and testing, and regulatory reporting—which allow them to serve as a long-term project partner.
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
Newtrient will continue to work with Montrose to further refine the cost and performance information as more information becomes available and as new commercial dairy installations come on line.
1. OPERATIONAL HISTORY