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Benefits of Manure Digesters

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Benefits of Manure Digesters

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Benefits of Manure Digesters

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  2. 2. quasar<br />ABOUT <br /><ul><li> Ohio based waste-to-energy company
  3. 3. Aggregation of the best anaerobic digestion technology available
  4. 4. Produce energy & value added products from waste
  5. 5. Laboratory & Engineering Facility on the OSU – OARDC campus
  6. 6. Provide complete turn-key waste management solutions
  7. 7. Dedicated to building systems based on US components
  8. 8. 100+ years biosolids management experience
  9. 9. Four facilities operating in Ohio and one under construction in Massachusetts</li></ul>quasar’sMission … “To produce affordable renewable energy from commercial, municipal and agricultural biomass, while improving the environment.”<br />2<br />© Copyright quasar energy group 2011<br />
  10. 10. PROJECTS<br />Completed or In Progress<br />quasar energy group:<br /><ul><li>In December 2010 quasar initiated the commissioning of its fourth Ohio facility in Columbus. Operating facilities include: </li></ul> Akron, Ohio - Operational<br /> Wooster, Ohio /OSU-OARDC – Operational<br /> Zanesville, Ohio – Operational <br /> Columbus, Ohio – Commissioning<br />Rutland, Massachusetts – Under Construction<br />quasar’soperating facilities are exceeding design capacity by approximately 30% . . . <br />3<br />© Copyright quasar energy group 2011<br />
  11. 11. ANAEROBIC DIGESTION<br />Anaerobic digestion is a natural process where microorganisms break down organic waste materials (biomass) in the absence of oxygen. <br />Inputs:<br /> Agricultural Biomass (manure, crop waste, energy crops)<br /> Food Waste & FOG (fats, oils and grease)<br /> Municipal Waste (biosolids)<br />Products:<br /> Renewable Energy – Natural Gas, Electricity, Motor Vehicle Fuel (CNG)<br /> Animal Bedding, Peat Alternative, & Compost<br /> Concentrated fertilizer that can be removed from the watershed <br /> Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Cleaner Water, & Cleaner Air<br />4<br />© Copyright quasar energy group 2011<br />
  12. 12. SYSTEMS<br />© Copyright quasar energy group 2011 <br />
  13. 13. 6<br />WOOSTER, OH:<br />© Copyright quasar energy group 2011<br />
  14. 14. AKRON, OH:<br />© Copyright quasar energy group 2011<br />
  15. 15. ZANESVILLE, OH:<br />© Copyright quasar energy group 2011<br />
  16. 16. RUTLAND, MA:<br />© Copyright quasar energy group 2011<br />
  17. 17. COLUMBUS:<br />© Copyright quasar energy group 2011<br />
  18. 18. 11<br />ANAEROBIC DIGESTERS I in Ohio<br />Operational Facilities:<br /> Columbus, OH<br /> Wooster, OH<br /> Zanesville, OH<br />Coming in 2011:<br /> Cincinnati, OH<br /> Cleveland, OH<br /> Columbus, OH<br /> Dorset, OH<br /> Haviland, OH<br /> North Ridgeville, OH<br /> St. Clairsville, OH<br /> Wooster, OH<br /> Zanesville iADs, OH<br />Offices:<br />Headquarters<br /> Cleveland, OH<br /> Engineering<br /> Wooster, OH<br /> Laboratory<br /> Wooster, OH<br />Toledo<br />Dorset<br />Cleveland<br />Haviland<br />North Ridgeville<br />Barberton<br />?? Celina<br />Wooster<br />City of Wooster<br />St. Clairsville<br />Columbus 2<br />Zanesville<br />Zanesville iADs<br />Columbus<br />Cincinnati <br />
  19. 19. WORLDWIDE DIGESTERS<br />
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  29. 29. WORLDWIDE DIGESTERS<br />22<br />© Copyright quasar energy group 2010<br />
  30. 30. COLLABORATING with The Ohio State University <br />Engineering Offices:<br />Laboratory:<br />BioHio Digester:<br />Laboratory:<br />© Copyright quasar energy group 2011<br />
  31. 31. Solutions: that Address the Problem<br />A<br />Alum Treatment: $$$$ - may temporarily diminish algae <br />Dredging: $$$$ - may temporarily diminish algae<br />Hauling Manure: $$$ - addresses the cause of the problem, but is an unaffordable perpetualexpense for the agricultural community. <br />Anaerobic digestion is a self-funding solution that addresses one of the problems – manure mismanagement. <br />pproaches that have been proposed react to the effect of the problem but do not provide a long term solution for the causeof the problem. <br />
  32. 32. 25<br />Nutrient Removal:<br />P<br />quasar is integrating nutrient removal technology into the anaerobic digestion process to:<br /><ul><li>Remove nitrogen and phosphorous from the system’s effluent
  33. 33. Concentrate these nutrients as a saleable fertilizer product that can be shipped out of the watershed
  34. 34. Reduce downstream nutrient loads
  35. 35. Maintain agricultural productivity</li></ul>Anaerobic digestion is the ONLY solution that is Self-Funding. <br />artnering with the region to address the phosphorous loading problem in the Grand Lake St. Mary's watershed.<br />© Copyright quasar energy group 2011<br />
  36. 36. Solutions: that pay for themselves<br />A<br />Anaerobic digesters address a problem while creating a new revenue stream for farms: <br />Revenue from –<br /> Renewable energy sales (energy & RECs)<br /> Tipping fees (from food processors)<br />Financial Savings – <br /> Solid byproduct can be used as animal bedding<br />With Grants –<br /> Simple Payback of 3 – 6 years<br />Without Grants –<br /> Simple Payback of 6 – 10 years<br />naerobic digesters are self-funding solutions with or without grants. <br />
  37. 37. Sizing a Project<br />W<br />quasar ecoFARMsystemscome in 3 standard sizes: F330, F550, F825. The daily through-put and energy generation of a system will vary based on the biomass recipe. <br />hich system size fits the project?<br />* Note: Actual values will vary regionally. Based on an assumption of $0.075 per kWh for electric and $10.00 per MMBtu for natural gas. <br />
  38. 38. Feasibility:<br />q<br /><ul><li>Identifying regional biomass
  39. 39. Conducting digestion flask and pilot scale digestion studies on said biomass
  40. 40. Estimating the energy value of key biomass
  41. 41. Developing a preliminary concept/design for the system
  42. 42. Developing a process description and process flow diagram
  43. 43. Determining a construction and commissioning schedule
  44. 44. Creating a site layout, review permitting requirements, etc.
  45. 45. Guaranteeing energy estimates and outputs
  46. 46. Accessing buildable land</li></ul>uasarperforms a Parameters and Feasibility Study (PFS) for every project. The PFS provides a detailed assessment of the project’s viability by addressing the goals & objectives outlined by the customer that typically include; <br />
  47. 47. quasar energy group<br />7624 Riverview Road<br />Cleveland, OH 44141<br />(216) 986-9999<br />www.quasarenergygroup.com<br />

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