Anaergia, Inc. is pleased to announce the start of construction at the Rialto Bioenergy Facility (RBF).
The RBF will help address two pressing waste management issues in Southern California: food waste diversion from landfills and biosolids management. The RBF will convert 700 tons per day of food waste and 300 tons per day of biosolids into renewable natural gas, renewable electricity, and Class A organic fertilizer. When construction is completed in 2020, it will be the largest food waste diversion and energy recovery facility in North America.
The Rialto Bioenergy Facility will provide the Southern California region with a more efficient, local solution for the diversion of 300,000 tons of organic waste per year. Using Anaergia’s advanced anaerobic digestion technology to extract energy from the organic material, this facility will produce the equivalent of 13 megawatts of clean energy per year. The net carbon dioxide emissions reduction will be approximately 220,000 metric tons annually, which is the equivalent of taking 47,500 cars off the road.
The facility is in Rialto, a city about 50 miles east of Los Angeles, near the center of the Agua Mansa Industrial Corridor, an area zoned for heavy industry.
Anaergia is building the RBF in collaboration with Waste Management, Republic Services, Southern California Edison, Anaheim Public Utility, Southwest Gas Utility, City of Rialto, the Sanitation Bureau of the City of Los Angeles, and the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, and of Orange County. The RBF is co-funded by the California Energy Commission, U.S. Department of Energy, CalRecycle, State of California and significant private investment.
“We are proud to be working with industry leaders in the solid waste, wastewater, and renewable energy industries to build one of the largest organics recycling facility in the world serving the Southern California region. Our new plant will demonstrate a truly sustainable and replicable way to meet the State’s organics diversion and recycling need,” said Andrew Benedek, CEO of Anaergia, Inc.”
About Anaergia Inc.
Anaergia Inc. is the global technology leader in recovering value from waste for the municipal, industrial, and agriculture sectors. Through its proven portfolio of proprietary technologies, Anaergia’s integrated solutions create value for its customers in the forms of renewable energy, quality fertilizers and clean water, while dramatically reducing the cost of waste management. Anaergia’s global headquarters are located in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. It operates out of eight regional offices as well as three manufacturing plants. Anaergia’s technologies are in use at nearly two thousand resource recovery facilities worldwide, reducing greenhouse gas emissions while creating new revenue sources for its clients.