Construction begins at Anaergia’s Rialto Bioenergy Facility
When construction is completed in 2020, it will be the largest food waste diversion and energy recovery facility in North America.
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 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.