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Quasar Energy Group - energy, economy, environment



Discusses quasar's ability to put together the world's best technologies to develop, permit, build, own and operate successful RNG projects that utilize multiple resources as feedstocks.

Discusses quasar's ability to put together the world's best technologies to develop, permit, build, own and operate successful RNG projects that utilize multiple resources as feedstocks.



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  • 1. ABOUT quasar q• Ohio based waste‐to‐energy company      Ohio based waste to energy company• Aggregation of the best anaerobic digestion technology available• gy p Produce energy & value added products from waste• Laboratory & Engineering Facility on the OSU – OARDC campus• Provide complete turn‐key waste management solutions• Dedicated to building systems based on US components• 100+ years biosolids management experience• Facilities operating in Akron, Wooster and Zanesville, Ohio and multiple facilities under    construction quasar’s Mission … “To produce affordable renewable energy from commercial,  quasar’s Mission “To produce affordable renewable energy from commercial municipal and agricultural biomass, while improving the environment.” © Copyright  quasar energy group 2010 2
  • 2. ANAEROBIC DIGESTION ANAEROBIC DIGESTIONAnaerobic digestion is a natural process where microorganisms break down organic waste materials (biomass) in the absence of oxygen.   Inputs: Agricultural Biomass (manure, crop waste, energy crops) Food Waste Municipal Waste (biosolids)Products: Renewable Energy – N t l G El t i it M t V hi l F l (CNG) R bl E Natural Gas, Electricity, Motor Vehicle Fuel (CNG) Fertilizer, Animal Bedding, Peat Alternative, & Compost Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Cleaner Water, & Cleaner Air © Copyright  quasar energy group 2010  3
  • 3. SYSTEMS© Copyright quasar energy group 2010 
  • 4. System Online:  1‐10WOOSTER: Electricity: 600 kW Community & County: Wooster, Wayne County Managed By: quasar energy group Capacity: 30,000 ‐ 35,000 wet tons/year Inputs: Manure, Food Waste, FOG Awards: 2010 TeamNeo/Inside Business p Economic Development for  Public‐Private Partnership Collaborators: The Ohio State University  y OBIC US Department of Agriculture Ohio Dept. of Development © Copyright quasar energy group 2010 
  • 5. System Online:  8‐15‐10COLUMBUS: Electricity: 1 MW Community & County: Columbus, Franklin County Managed By: Kurtz Bros. ,Inc. Status:  Under Construction Capacity: 40,000 ‐ 45,000 wet tons/year p Inputs: Food Waste, FOG, & Biosolids Collaborators: Solid Waste Auth. of Central Ohio Solid Waste Auth of Central Ohio Ohio Air Quality Dev. Authority The City of Columbus © Copyright quasar energy group 2010  © Copyright quasar energy group 2010 
  • 6. System Online:  7‐29‐10ZANESVILLE: ZANESVILLE: Electricity: 1 MW Community & County: Zanesville, Muskingum County Managed By: quasar energy group & Sidwell Materials Inc.  Capacity: C i 30,000 ‐ 35,000 wet tons/year Inputs: Biosolids, Food Waste, & FOG Bi lid F d W t & FOG Permitting: The Zanesville system is fully  permitted by the Ohio EPA  Division of Surface Water and the  Division of Air Pollution Control. Collaborators: Sidwell Materials, Inc. US Department of Agriculture © Copyright quasar energy group 2010  © Copyright quasar energy group 2010 
  • 7. Biomass Value for Energy:W hich types of biomass are best for a digester? types of biomass are best for a digester? + + Glycerin Gl i FOG Food  Waste Energy Value Biosolids Tip Fee Value Crop Residuals Manure ‐ ‐Biomass recipes will differ based on the type and quantity of feedstock available in the region.quasar’s laboratory on the OSU/OARDC campus validates biomass recipes to guarantee asystem’s energy potential f our customers. ’ i l for © Copyright quasar energy group 2010 
  • 8. Sourcing Organic Material:ALTERNATIVE FEEDSTOCK STREAMS: ALTERNATIVE FEEDSTOCK STREAMS: FINDING THE BEST FIT © Copyright quasar energy group 2010 
  • 9. Sources of Biomass:W here does biomass originate? Agriculture: Dairy Farms (at least 100 head) Hog/pig farms Hatcheries Crop Residuals Food Processing Plants:  Food Scraps Expired Beverages Glycerin Gl i Alcohol waste Municipal Treatment Plants: biosolids Restaurants: FOG (fats, oils and grease) Waste Hauling Companies  Waste haulers who manage any of the above W t h l h f th b Landfills: organic matter 10 © Copyright quasar energy group 2010 
  • 10. © Copyright  quasar energy group 2010
  • 11. Sourcing Organic Material: IMPLEMENTING A FEEDSTOCK IMPLEMENTING A FEEDSTOCK PROGRAM Purpose: To create a comprehensive feedstock profile for each candidate which  will provide present and future reference to feedstock quality, volume and revenue  data.  data 1. Prospecting/ Determining if there is a waste stream 2. 2 Reviewing current costs of disposal Reviewing current costs of disposal 3. Determining quality, volume and logistics for the waste stream 4. Lab Testing the waste stream 5. Determining Tip Fee 6. Get the trucks rolling © Copyright quasar energy group 2010 
  • 12. quasar energy group7624 Riverview RoadCleveland, OH 44141Cl l d OH 44141(216) 986‐9999www.quasarenergygroup.com