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MR Organics HarvestAD

  1. 1. Community Anaerobic Digestion: Wayne Davis Vice PresidentChallenges and Opportunities Harvest Power, Inc.MassRecycle 2012 Recycling & Organics Conference March 27, 2012
  2. 2. AD – Can History Repeat Itself? Organic Wastes Composted Over Time 23 21 19 Tons 17(MM) 15 13 11 1984 1986 1988 1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 Year 1990: State yard waste landfill bans begin to 1991: Ocean dumping of biosolids completely prohibited take effect, USCC formed Waste Business Journal: Waste Market Overview & Outlook 2009 2
  3. 3. About HarvestHarvest, a Massachusetts-based company, is ushering in a new era of organicwaste management by harvesting the renewable energy and soil-buildingpotential in organic waste at its state-of-the-art organics recycling facilities.Corporate Profile• Builder, owner, and operator of organics recycling facilities  3 AD facilities in active development  Operate one of largest compost sites in North America (250,000 MT/year)  Major compost marketer through Harvest GardenPro• Recognized industry-leading experience• Investors include Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers, Generation IM, Munich Venture Partners, and Waste Management Inc• 250+ employees• Expanding technology portfolio supported by industry-leading science and technology advisors 3
  4. 4. The Harvest Organics Operating System™ 4
  5. 5. AD Technology Choices Technology choice is driven by the markets for feedstocks and end products. Batch High Solids Continuous High Solids Low SolidsSolids Content 25-50% 18-40% 5-15% • Food scraps • Food scraps • Food scrapsPossible (50-60%) • FOG • FOGFeedstocks • Yard trimmings • Dewatered biosolids • Waste water sludges (40-50%) • MRF residuals • Manure • Liquid fertilizer* • Liquid fertilizer*Possible End Compost • Compost or dry • Compost or dryProducts fertilizer fertilizerContamination High Medium LowerToleranceQuantity of Minimal Medium HighLiquid Effluent* No market for liquid fertilizer in Connecticut. 8
  6. 6. High Solids FacilitiesFraser Richmond Soil & Fibre, Richmond, BC 9
  7. 7. High Solids FacilitiesFraser Richmond Soil & Fibre, Richmond, BC 10
  8. 8. Low Solids Facilities Cottbus R&D FacilityHarvest Power, London, OT 11
  9. 9. Low Solids Facilities• Many around the world• Multiple providers and layouts Cottbus R&D Facility 12
  10. 10. The Siting ChallengeYES –People do!
  11. 11. What People Worry About Community perceptions, whether scientifically grounded or not, must be recognized• Odor• Vectors• Trucking• Toxic air emissions• General aversion to “waste” facilities• Developers and big companies, especially from “outside”• The Unknown 14
  12. 12. Principles for Addressing Siting Challenges Successful development of AD infrastructure will require collaboration of the State, local municipalities, interest group advocates, and developers• Choose sites wisely• Reach out, early and often o Solicit community input and be genuinely responsive o Determine and deliver real, meaningful community benefits o Cultivate consensus• Educate, educate, educate o Collaborate with independent 3rd parties o Role for Mass DEP and Clean Energy Center o Reference facilities and visits• Focus on the 3 R’s o Recycling o Energy Recovery o Replenishing soil 15
  13. 13. There’s a better path for organics — help us get there. Wayne Davis, VP - Government Affairs Harvest Power, Inc. 221 Crescent Street, Suite 402 Waltham, MA 02453 781-314-9504 wdavis@harvestpower.com 16

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