Bioenergy Devco, the North American division of BTS Bioenergy, has entered into exclusive negotiations with the City of Long Beach, California, to build an organics recycling facility to recycle food waste and convert it into renewable natural gas (RNG).
The facility will be constructed on the Southeast Resource Recovery Facility site – previously operated by Covanta – which is set to be decommissioned and demolished by the City of Long Beach in mid-to-late 2024.
The Bioenergy Devco facility will utilize anaerobic digestion technology to generate biogas from organic waste streams and clean and condition the gas into pipeline-quality RNG.
This will prevent food scraps and other organics in the Long Beach area from being disposed of in landfills while mitigating the release of potential methane gas – a significant contributor to climate change.
“We are proud to partner with the City of Long Beach on this advanced organic processing facility,” said Shawn Kreloff, CEO of Bioenergy Devco. “Our proven anaerobic digestion technology can help communities like Long Beach achieve their sustainability goals and reduce greenhouse gasses generated by food waste.”
Once complete, the Long Beach facility will process up to 314,000 tons of organic material annually and mitigate the release of over 47,500 tons of CO2-eq into the atmosphere.