Creator of the HORSE and NAUTILUS relocatable bioenergy systems

HORSE AD25

High-solids Organic-waste Recycling System with Electrical Output

The Impact 25 Series Bioenergy Systems are designed to scale down the size and cost of anaerobic digestion (AD). This system provides on-site generation of energy from food waste and similar organic materials. This can reduce the environmental footprint of even a single cafeteria or restaurant by offsetting trucking offsite to distant facilities, while also offsetting less sustainable forms of energy with self-generated renewable energy. The 25 Series also produces valuable soil co-products. This means local soil resources are conserved, reducing the need for agrichemicals and providing the local community with a post-consumer food lifecycle. Recycled organic matter can return to the soil as sequestered carbon as close to home as possible. This is a completely new innovation in organics conversion by developing a local, community based, farm-to-table- and back-to-farm life cycle. We call this closed loop operating system:

CSB (Community Supported Biocycling)

or

Food to Renewable Energy to Fertilizer & Soil Improvement to Food Again.

We consider the handling of all organic materials from a resource-based perspective, rather than a disposal perspective. We use life cycle thinking to reduce waste, lower energy consumption, reduce traffic intensity and transport, and retain employment and the dollars associated with commercial transactions inside each community.

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Leadership in Engineering

The 25 Series has broken down the complexity and cost barriers seen in other anaerobic digestion systems through the use of our proprietary design, and sourcing the manufacturing and engineering in North America. Our base of manufacturing and support is in the Pacific Northwest. The systems are delivered complete and ready for use. It can be delivered on a trailer to be truly portable for events and festivals. The system comes with a 12 volt backup system to heat and manage biogas production without the need for auxiliary power. Our technology is designed to accommodate the wide variations and calorific strength of source-separated food and fiber better than other systems. The breakthrough that Impact has developed involves a 2-phase anaerobic digestion process coupled with very low energy inputs. It also allows for methane recovery and 120 volt power generation with breakers and simple plug in receptacles. The organic matter output can be recovered and directed to the highest and best use locally. This is a robust and simple AD design, featuring minimal labor and expenses, and a small footprint.

Achieve Real Sustainability and Economic Performance Simultaneously

The energy production is designed for 15,000 – 105,000 BTU/hour continuously. Organic feedstock input is designed for 960 – 6,700 lbs. per week (440 – 3,050 kg per week) which produces 100 – 730 gallons per week (400 – 2,800 liters per week) of liquid organic fertilizer. Gas storage is included to allow daily energy production to match peak demand patterns. Feedstock preparation, power generation, output recovery are integrated into the design. The system is designed to be completely enclosed so there will be no odor associated with food waste, biogas, or digested organic matter.

The HORSE empowers our customers to achieve energy sovereignty and utilize their energy resources to the fullest potential. We can help configure both the energy output and the organic matter output to maximize economic, environmental, and social value. Electrical power with auxiliary radiant heat and lighting is standard but it can also be modified for optional prime power, heat, or hot water. Organic matter as a liquid emulsion is standard but it can also be modified for optional compost, fertilizer, and dried pellets.

The Impact Bioenergy Advantages

  • An ability to reduce disposal, recycling, and energy costs simultaneously
  • Minimal space requirements using onsite or local community based systems
  • Quick deployment to replace diesel/petroleum gen sets – and easily expandable
  • High Performance Visual and Environmental Performance – especially on odor
  • Onsite electricity and heat generation, or other forms of energy (lighting, hot water, etc.).

We understand that communities and organizations are seeking more sustainable and affordable sources of energy and methods of waste diversion. The best solutions are located at the source, yielding the greatest economic and environmental impact. Our systems are ideally suited to small to mid-size communities, campuses, and commercial generators of organic waste. The 25 Series offers continuous distributed, off-grid energy, reducing reliance on power transmission across the landscape, and providing energy independence and security.

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Easy to Deploy and Scale up

The 25 Series prefabricated bioenergy units drive down capital costs and allow delivery and installation quickly. Expansion is simple with minimal space and connection requirements. The 25 Series can convert kitchen trim, postconsumer dining room food scraps, meat, grease, oil, all edible liquids, seafood, dairy products, starch, sugar, fruit, vegetable, small bones, soiled paper products, napkins, tissue, paper towels, waxed paper, grass clippings, leaves, small sticks, lightweight wood tableware (stir sticks, toothpicks, spoons, knives, forks), fats, fryer oil, grease trap waste, beverages, alcohol, soup, condiments, eggshells, glycerin, etc.

System Details

160 square feet minimum
0.36MMBTU per day gross energy output (360,000 BTU/day, expandable 7x)
2.5 to 4 kW per hour electric output (15 kWh/day, expandable 7x)
175 cubic feet of gas storage (expanded storage is available as an option)
135 lbs. per day input rate (expandable 7x)
12 volt surplus gas burner safety system

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AD 25 Series Portable and Modular Bioenergy System

135 lbs. per day for
Food, Paper, Grass, Liquids Recycling

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