OWS – Dranco Farm™ High Solids Digester

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OWS – Dranco Farm™ High Solids Digester

Organic Waste Systems

Company Description:

OWS has developed innovative and patented designs for biogas plants, with a digester concept adapted to each type of feedstock. Find out about OWS’s 25 years of experience and our 25+ full scale references!

Technology Description:

The DRANCO-FARM technology combines the advantages and experience of the DRANCO technology for organic household waste and applies them to pure organic feedstocks such as energy crops, food waste, harvest residues, animal manures and solid industrial organics.

OWS 7155 Five Mile Road Cincinnati, OH USA 513-535-6760 Visit Company Website

Technology Type

  • Anaerobic Digestion

Vendor

  • Equipment Vendor
  • Project Developer

Product

  • Compost
  • Concentrated Nutrients
  • Energy
  • Fiber

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
  OWS is currently working with Newtrient to provide additional information on it's technology and installations. They have not received a 9-Point Score because they have no dairy installations in the US at this time.

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