OX AD550

Onsite Anaerobic Digestion for Small Campuses and Communities

The OX is available for delivery now in two module sizes: 240 and 550 tons per year.

This system is designed for corporations, non-profits, colleges, universities, and government agencies that have commingled organic materials for recycling or disposal. The system uses solid-phase continuous flow anaerobic digestion together with feedstock preparation, organic product finishing, and odor control to enable a distributed approach to zero waste practices onsite or within a small campus or community. The modular system is scalable and pre-engineered in a size range from 20 to 180 tons per month. This is the first time such a technology for food waste fermentation and bioenergy generation has been scaled down to a community or campus scale. Until now, the minimum scale and capital cost to obtain this technology has been closer to 3,000 tons per month at a cost of no less than $20,000,000.

Impact Bioenergy has teamed with Thöeni North America to deliver this innovative, breakthrough, onsite system. Our two companies have delivered over 150 Bioenergy and Biogas projects globally. This is the embodiment of the best of both our organizations.

We can work with you to optimize the sizing for available waste, ground space, and finishing specifications. Near zero geotechnical and site civil improvements are needed. Beta Test partners would be expected to provide financial commitments that are consistent with the benefits and cost of construction.

Food Waste Fermentation and Bioenergy Generation

This is a continuous high solids (“dry”) digestion process that can accept commingled food, wet waste, paper, cardboard, and landscape waste. It is tolerant of contamination although contamination should always be avoided or prevented. The output is wet organic material that should be land applied immediately, composted, aged, or dried. This technology is prefabricated, totally portable, and suitable for a variety of climatic conditions.

The OX accepts:

  • Food waste – full spectrum
  • Food prep trim (from the farm, manufacturer, or point of sale)
  • Craft beverage waste (fruit skin pomace, juice, trub, wort, yeast, spent grain, off-spec beverage, etc)
  • Landscape waste
  • Stable waste and animal bedding
  • Cellulose products: paper, cardboard, wood
  • Manure
  • Biosolids (different regulations and cannot make certified organic soil)

Compatible and Adaptable

These systems have minimal moving parts, labor costs, or other operating costs. They are designed to be compatible with dense urban environments and can be adapted to a variety of architectural themes.
This represents a locally available and affordable way for individual organizations and businesses to make a real and lasting drawdown of their carbon emissions and waste generation. A complete carbon drawdown statement will be delivered during operation to fully express carbon negative benefits, as well as social, financial, ESG, and other environmental attributes.

It also creates the foundation for local circular economies around healthy food. Imagine a way to do this with new job creation that is local and meaningful. This is it. A sample site plan is shown below for reference. CEA indoor farming and year-round food production can be incorporated into the design at the customer’s option.