Northern Biogas – Complete Mix Digester

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Northern Biogas – Complete Mix Digester

A Renewable Energies Company

Company Description:

Northern Biogas brings experience and proven design practices to the relatively new world of organic solids-based energy production. We have become an industry leader because we are an effective innovator, and custom solutions provider. Having installed the most effective, efficient methane digester systems in the area means that we are constantly looking for innovation and improvement, but always with an eye on solid engineering practices and long-term value.

 

Northern Biogas was formed by a group of professional Wisconsin Dairy Producers, licensed engineers and project managers to build and manage biomass renewable energy projects. The underlying philosophy of Northern Biogas is to provide a reliable and affordable anaerobic digester that can offer a means of managing waste and odor while providing an economic value to the client and community.

Technology Description:

Northern Biogas provides a reliable yet affordable anaerobic digester that manages waste and odor while providing an economic value to the client. Best of all, Northern Biogas makes it easy for the client to operate. At Northern Biogas, great pride is taken in designing a system that is right for you. Northern Biogas has recognized the advancement of European technology surrounding anaerobic digestion and have modified designs based on actual experience in Wisconsin’s harsh environment. The Northern Biogas design uses the concept of a total mix digester which provides maximum gas production and lends itself to the addition of substrates, both critical when maximizing your return on investment.

Northern Biogas 2357 Pamperin Road, Suite 4 Green Bay, WI USA 920-309-1015 Visit Company Website

Technology Type

  • Anaerobic Digestion

Vendor

  • Equipment Vendor
  • Project Developer

Product

  • Concentrated Nutrients
  • 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
  Northern Biogas has two dairy farm operations. Newtrient will continue to work with this vendor to further refine the cost and performance information as more information comes in with new commercial dairy installations.

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