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Routine Monitoring of Anaerobic Digestion: Performance Exceed Class A requirement for Fecal 
Coliform by more than 800% and achieve 65%-75% Volatile Solids Destruction  

   

ENERGY GENERATION & RECOVERY  

 

Indication of management commitment (e.g., standard operating procedures; board/executive 
management renewable energy conversion policy, including quantitative goals developed and 
shared with stakeholders)   

 

Internal energy sources evaluated (e.g., biogas, hydropower, heat in wastewater), and/or 
renewable energy sources evaluated on an ongoing basis (e.g., solar, wind, co-digestion)  

 

Recovery of digester gas in a combined heat and power (CHP) system, and boilers in place (for 
process and building heating)   

 

Conversion of digester biogas to electricity and heat, and/or transportation fuel Yes   

Developed Post-Consumer and Recalled Food Product Program and Receiving Waste from Businesses in 
MultiState Region, including Fortune 500 companies in Fast Food and Dairy.  

Installed food depackaging equipment to facilitate recycling of food packaging materials and to provide 
clean stream of organics for Anaerobic Digestion  

Pursuing energy storage and solar/PV to further enhance Renewable Profile  

Performance Measures & Results 

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Percent of energy use that is renewable:  23% of total plant electrical usage is from renewable 
biogas generated on-site  

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Renewable Energy Credit generation: Participation in the Pennsylvania Alternative Energy 
Program and has achieved Certification of Renewable Energy Credit Generation  

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Change in the resilience of critical infrastructure:  Produce 100% of the needed power for facility 
on-site through CHP.  Blending of natural gas and biogas to maintain Net Zero Electrical  

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Usage Use of Renewable Compressed Natural Gas: Undertook study to evaluate the cleanup and 
compression of biogas for vehicle fuel