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Carly Filler 2013 masccc


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Carly Filler 2013 masccc

  1. 1. AGreen Energy, LLCAGreen Energy, LLCSustainability  Conference  –  April  2013    Carly  Filler  –  203-­‐417-­‐3937    
  2. 2. AGreen  Mission  •  Combine  organics  with  manure  in  anaerobic  digester  to  create  energy  and  ferFlizer  •  Help  make  farms  more  economically  sustainable  by  adding  income  streams  •  Help  food  processors  be  more  sustainable  by  recycling  food  scraps  for  a  zero-­‐waste  food  chain    •  Compliment  current  composFng  efforts  to  divert  maximum  amount  of  organics  from  landfills  •  Reduces  Green  House  Gases  (GHG)  by  capturing  methane  from  manure  and  replacing  “dirty”  electricity    •  Replace  chemical  ferFlizer  used  on  farms  and  grows  more  feed  for  animals  •  Makes  way  for  greenhouses  using  “waste”  heat,  ferFlizer,  and  CO2  in  winter  for  more  local  foods.  ©  April  2012   2  AGreen Energy, LLCAGreen Energy, LLC
  3. 3. Jordan  Dairy  Farm,  Rutland,  Mass.  3How  it  works?  ©  April  2012   3  AGreen Energy, LLCAGreen Energy, LLC
  4. 4. Benefits  of  Organics  to  Energy  to  FerFlizer  MA  Rural  Clean  Renewable  Energy  Rural  Development  and  Rural  Job  Making  1  project  =  12  FTE  Jobs  Created      $3M  per  digester  plus  $2M  in  infrastructure  for  organics  diversion        Organics  Diversion  to  ferLlizer  from  landfill  Environmental  Benefits      1  cow  reduces  GHG  emission  =  3  cars    Produces  organic  ferLlizer  Improve  air/water  quality  BeVer  nutrient  management    on  farms    1  cow  =  power  for  1  MA  house  plus  power  and  heat  to  farm  Build  MA  Renewables  PorXolio    AGreen Energy, LLCAGreen Energy, LLC  ©  April  2012   Slide  4  Use of liquid fertilizer from JordanFarm doubled the hay output withno chemicals used – no GHG –doubled the food used to feed thecows to make the milk. Aenclosed food chain.
  5. 5. Opportunity  for  dairy  anaerobic  digesters  model  to  contribute  to  U.S.  bio-­‐economy  Dairy industry can generate value by repurposing food waste from landfills,converting into renewable energy and providing for ecosystem services.$2.9 BillionSource: Innovation Center DMI presented to GMA Washington. Now task force fornext steps is formed using Jordan Farms as the model.Source: Informa Economics for DMI5
  6. 6. One  out  of  three  food  calories  is  wasted  -­‐  POTENTIAL  •  29% of America’s foodsupply lost consumption•  Estimated total value atretail and consumer levelswas $165.6 billion•  273 pounds of food perperson per year•  Disposal costs add onebillion dollars in local taxesannually•  Coming State bans onorganics in landfills – MAset for 2014 to startorganics banSource: J. Buzby, and J. Hyman. “Total and per capita valueof food loss in the United States”, Food Policy, 37(2012):561-570.Food waste by retail value ($165.6Btotal)6
  7. 7. •  17 tons Nitrogen•  1.3 tons PhosphorusDairydigesterSource: Frear et al, 2011 Clean – Soil, Air, water 2011, 39 (7), 697-704What if 2 tons/wk of food waste were repurposed for fertilizer?What if 2 tons/wk of food waste were added to manure in a digester?2 tons/week2 tons/week•  226 tons Nitrogen•  28 tons Phosphorus•  Green Power for 2 to 4homes per cowNutrients (N & P)(Annual Values)(Annual Values)Challenge to Food Processors let Dairy Industry CreateValue from Waste (Feedstock)7
  8. 8. MA  SSO  Streams  –  Plenty  for  power  and  ferFlizer  from  organic  food  sources  Massachuses  Organic  Waste  1,600,000  TPY1  Massachuses  Food  Waste  1,050,000  TPY2    LIQUIDS    “SOLIDS”  ACCESSIBLE  WITH  PULPER  EQUIPMENT  ACCESSIBLE  WITH  CURRENT  EQUIPMENT  2%*  Accessible  Liquid  Stream  21,000  TPY  4%  Restaurant  Grease  42,000  TPY4  47%  Food  Producers  497,000  TPY3  11%  Supermarket  97,000  TPY3  15%  Restaurant  126,000  TPY3  8%  University,  Hospital,  CorrecFonal,  School  85,000  TPY  AGreen Energy, LLCAGreen Energy, LLC
  9. 9. Measurable  results    Clean  electricity  producFon  January 2013 February 2013 March 2013 April 2013
  10. 10. Measurable  results  Avoided  greenhouse  gas  emissions  AGreen Energy, LLCAGreen Energy, LLC
  11. 11. Remaining  Challenges  •  LogisFcs  and  infrastructure  of  gathering  and  removing  contaminants  from  organics  from  many  sources,  is  sFll  a  huge  challenge,  parFcularly  with  residenFal  •  Permikng  pathway  is  cumbersome  –  to  be  helped  by  new  DEP  regulaFons  but  will  need  conFnued  work  as  organics  processing  develops  •  Finance  barriers  to  developing  anaerobic  digesFon  –  banks  require  10  year  agreements  on  all  feedstocks  •  Change  –  move  all  of  the  food  industry  to  see  re-­‐purpose  of  organics  as  a  source  of  power;  less  GHG;  and  more  food.  ©  April  2012   11  
  12. 12. AGE  Developed  Permikng  Pathway  for  AD  –  Not  Simple  or  Quick  ©  April  2012   Slide  12  Manure    Source  Separated  Organics    Inputs  AD  System    Electricity    Recycled  FerFlizer  Digester  Fiber  Outputs  MDAR   NRCS  DPU  ULlity   DEP  DEP  MDAR  DEP  MDAR/APR  NRCS  Muni  Each  color  represents  what  part  of  the  process  needs  a  permit  Substrate  /  Product   Emissions  Site   Energy  AGreen Energy, LLCAGreen Energy, LLC
  13. 13. AGreen Energy, LLCAGreen Energy, LLCThank YouCarly  Filler  –  203-­‐417-­‐3937    13