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Seacliff Energy Ltd.
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Seacliff Energy Ltd.

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Speaker: Dennis Dick …

Speaker: Dennis Dick
Session: Recovering Food, Capturing Nutrients and Energy

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    • 1. …renewable energy through organic management solutions DENNIS DICK
    • 2. Let’s not W A S T E…. our …renewable energy through organic management solutions
    • 3. THE SITUATION – ORGANIC WASTE • 9,000,000 tonnes of organic waste generated in Ontario annually • 25% to 40% of all food is wasted • 1/3 of our total waste stream is organic • Majority of waste currently is landfilled • Organic waste management is an environmental challenge …renewable energy through organic management solutions
    • 4. THE SOLUTION: • Renewable energy through Anaerobic Digestion • Seacliff Energy processes 30,000 tonnes of organics annually  Electricity production powers ~1200 homes  Thermal power to heat 6.5 acres of greenhouses  By product of nutrients is fertilizer for 2,000 acres of corn • Ontario could host 300 ADs,  electricity for 360,000 homes,  nutrients for over 500,000 acres of corn,  heat for 1,600 acres of greenhouses …renewable energy through organic management solutions
    • 5. Seacliff Energy Ltd. …renewable energy through organic management solutions What is Anaerobic Digestion Anaerobic digestion is a series of processes in which micro-organisms break down organics materials in the absence of oxygen. It is used for industrial or domestic purposes to manage waste and / or to release energy .
    • 6. ANAEROBIC DIGESTION • Biogas was used for heating bath water in 10th century BC in Assyria • Pasteur proposed utilization of biogas • Biogas was used to light lamps in UK in 1890s • Seacliff uses a 2 stage digester that splits fermentation biology • First 2 stages of fermentation are hydrolysis & acidogenesis • Last 2 stages of fermentation are acetogenesis & methanogenesis
    • 7. THE PROJECT • Began in 2005 as a solution for alternative energy for greenhouse • RESOP in 2008 enabled AD viability • Site preparation in 2009 • Project delayed due to moving target of permit • Construction resumed in 2010 – tornado setback • First KwH produced January, 2011 • Separation equipment installed in January, 2012 …renewable energy through organic management solutions
    • 8. June 2, 2010 – 4 days before Tornado
    • 9. Structural damage at Seacliff Energy - aftermath of June 6/10 tornado
    • 10. June 6/10 – Tornado touches down in Leamington area - severe damage at both Pelee Hydroponics and Seacliff Energy
    • 11. THE PROJECT • Began in 2005 as a solution for alternative energy for greenhouse • RESOP in 2008 enabled AD viability • Site preparation in 2009 • Project delayed due to moving target of permit • Construction resumed in 2010 – tornado setback • First KwH produced January, 2011 • Separation equipment installed in January, 2012 …renewable energy through organic management solutions
    • 12. Hydro One Anaerobic Digesters Generator Cow manure Greenhouse waste Process Bldg Land application Incoming organics
    • 13. THE PROCESS • Incoming organics unloaded in enclosed building • Solids on the floor, liquids in sealed storage tanks • Grocery waste and slurries in receiving pit • 80 tonnes of waste introduced daily into pre-treatment tank • After 24 hrs of pre-treatment tank is pumped into one of 2 holding tanks • From pre-treatment tanks, slurry is fed to both fermenters every 15 minutes • All tanks stirred at preset intervals • Fermenters are kept at a constant fill level – 24,000 gals of nutrient rich digestate is removed …renewable energy through organic management solutions
    • 14. INPUTS: • Liquid & solid organics – everything from food processing waste to grocery store organics • Most organics are contaminated with plastics, wood, glass, etc. • Seacliff has installed state of the art separation equipment to remove contaminants • Landfill reduction of 90% - 95% for grocery store organics …renewable energy through organic management solutions
    • 15. Seacliff Energy Ltd. …renewable energy through organic management solutions Acceptable Waste Products for Digester Liquid Products * Syrups * Daf Sludge’s * Carbonated drinks * Chocolate * Cooking greases Solid Products * Organics * Vegetables * Fruits * Meats * Flowers
    • 16. METHANE PRODUCTION • 750 cubic meters of biogas generated hourly • Enough gas to produce 1600 KwH of electricity  1KwH of electricity = 1 KwH of thermal power produced by engine • Heat is recovered from stack & engine oil cooling through heat exchangers • Heat is stored as hot water in 2 million litre tank • Heat is directed to digester process or greenhouse as required …renewable energy through organic management solutions
    • 17. SOCIO ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF AD • Reflects Green Energy Act mandate • Organic waste management through renewable energy production • Jobs – 5 fulltime jobs created - 15 additional direct jobs • Sustainable base-load power • Produce power where needed & avoid high transportation losses • Infrastructure benefit to consumers • GHG reduction • Fossil fuel reduction • Landfill reduction – groundwater protection • Biogas plants cost 75% less than indoor composting …renewable energy through organic management solutions
    • 18. Power Plant
    • 19. Seacliff Green Certified fertilizer used as fertilizer Land Application
    • 20. Electricity & Heat Computer monitored power generator State of the art generator Heat to greenhouse organic tomatoes
    • 21. BARRIERS TO BIOGAS IN ONTARIO/CANADA • NO national/provincial biogas strategy • Access to grid restricted • Price • NIMBYism • Landfill costs still inexpensive Respect for the interdependence of all existence of which we are a part. What can you do? • Google www.biogasassociation for more information • Write your MP, MPP, Municipal Councilors • Continue to reduce, reuse, recycle …renewable energy through organic management solutions
    • 22. What does the future hold? • Status of biogas in Europe • Opportunity for Ontario • Seacliff’s role in promoting biogas • Biogas is a stepping stone to an evolving, sustainable, renewable • energy solution to the replacement of fossils fuels …renewable energy through organic management solutions
    • 23. Jan 27/11 – 1st kWh generated
    • 24. AERIAL VIEW PELEE HYDROPONICS, SEACLIFF ENERGY & DICK FARMS
    • 25. SO … Let’s W A S T I n g…. our …renewable energy through organic management solutions

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