Large-scale CA biosolids processing facility to receive major upgrades

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BURLINGTON, ONTARIO, CANADA, Dec. 19, 2013 -- A strategic investment in a large-scale biosolids processing facility located in the city of Rialto, Calif., has been made by Anaergia Inc., a provider of sustainable solutions for the generation of renewable energy and the conversion of waste to resources.

The company plans to improve efficiencies, upgrade technologies and create a state-of-the-art organics processing facility using efficient technologies, having acquired the infrastructure and assets of the $160 million facility previously owned by EnerTech Environmental Inc. As such, these investments will allow Anaergia to expand facility processing capacity in the same footprint, while helping cities manage biosolid challenges and divert organic waste from landfills.

Upgrades to the Rialto Biosolids and Energy Facility are expected to be completed in 2015 and will be centered on the construction of advanced anaerobic digesters that will generate renewable energy for facility operation, reduce the volume of biosolids required for heat drying and enable the acceptance of additional organic waste streams at the site.

The ability to accept organic waste streams from residential, multifamily and commercial sources offers a sustainable solution to cities striving to be proactive to keep waste bills low for taxpayers and comply with state regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from waste. Through processing and digesting, the organic waste in the anaerobic digesters, significant landfill diversion and cost savings can be achieved.

About Anaergia

Anaergia is a global leader in recovering value from waste for the municipal, industrial, and agriculture sectors worldwide. Through its proven portfolio of proprietary technology, Anaergia’s integrated solutions create value for its customers in the forms of clean water, renewable energy, and quality fertilizers while dramatically reducing costs of waste management.

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