Organic Feedstock & Products: A Developer's Perspective


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Organics Workshop- Mixed Organics Streams as Feedstock and Products:
Molly Bales from Harvest Power shows how the company converts organic materials into soil products and renewable energy.

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Organic Feedstock & Products: A Developer's Perspective

  1. 1. Organic Feedstocks & Products:A Developer’s PerspectiveMolly BalesProject Development ManagerHarvest Power, Inc.March 2013
  2. 2. • Lead the industry, managing more than2 million tons of organic materials,largest composter of yard waste &food waste in North America• Operate 30 processing facilities inNorth America with more than 450employees, >$100mm of revenue• Commissioning two of North America’slargest commercial anaerobicdigestion facilities. Third facilitystarting up Q4 2013.2Harvest is creating a more sustainable future by helping communities meet thechallenges at the intersection of waste, agriculture and energy in the 21st Century.Company ProfileAbout HarvestCopyright © 2012 Harvest Power, Inc.
  3. 3. Proprietary & Confidential 3OrganicsProcessingBiogas & EnergySoils, Mulchesand FertilizerOur Business Model & MissionHarvest generates revenue from all three segments of the“wheel”, which we expect will create the lowest costs in all threemarkets
  4. 4. Feedstock & Product Choices for an AD ProjectFeedstocks• Food waste• Yard waste• Manure• Brown grease• Biosolids…… Really, anything that was once alive.Products• Renewable Energy• Heat & electricity (CHP)• Natural gas pipeline injection• Compressed natural gas (CNG)• Soil Products• Compost• Liquid fertilizer• Dried, granular fertilizer• StruviteCopyright © 2012 Harvest Power, Inc. 4Technology
  5. 5. Factors Concerning Feedstock & Product ChoicesFeedstocks• Disposal fee• Availability• Contractability• Energy content• % total solids• Level of contamination• Nutrient contentSoil Products• Nutrient content• NPK• Micronutrients (Ca, Mg, Cu, etc.)• Form• Solid or liquid• Granule size• Uniformity• Other characteristics• Color• Density• Dust (%)• Organic certification• Water retentionCopyright © 2012 Harvest Power, Inc. 5• Porosity/permeability• Release (quick- or slow-)• pH levels
  6. 6. 6Harvest Energy Garden – Richmond, BCCopyright © 2012 Harvest Power, Inc.Harvest is ramping up our Vancouver Energy Garden that uses high solids anaerobic digestion technology to turn 40,000tonnes per year of mixed food scraps and yard trimmings into electricity and compost. The site, which serves the MetroVancouver region’s 2.3 million residents, represents a model for managing organics in an urban environment.
  7. 7. Harvest Energy Garden - London, Ontario7Copyright © 2012 Harvest Power, Inc.Harvest is completing construction on an Ontario-based Energy Garden that uses low solids anaerobic digestiontechnology to turn 65,000 tonnes per year of mixed food scraps into electricity and fertilizer granules. This will bethe largest commercial anaerobic digester in North America. Opening in Q2 2013.
  8. 8. Harvest Energy Garden - Florida8Harvest’s Florida Energy Garden will co-digest food wastes from local tourist and resort locations with biosolidsfrom the adjacent, publicly-owned waste water treatment plant (WWTP) to produce baseload renewableenergy, fertilizer and soil amendments. The facility will process 140,000 tons of organics and produce 5 MW ofcombined heat-and-power and 3,200 MT of granular fertilizer each year. Opening Q4 2013.Copyright © 2012 Harvest Power, Inc.
  9. 9. 9There’s a better path for organics —help us get there.Molly BalesProject Development Manager781.314.9524 (o) | 252.452.0759 (c)mbales@harvestpower.comFollow us @harvestpowerLike usWatch our station