Quantum Biopower using our RAPTOR® technology honored for green energy innovation!

A major waste-to-energy project in the USA incorporating GWE RAPTOR® anaerobic digestion technology has been honored as a Finalist in this year’s American Biogas Council Industry Awards.

The Quantum Biopower organic-waste-to-energy project in Connecticut USA began producing biogas this year that will be used to generate electricity, demonstrating financial and environmental benefits achievable locally and globally by converting up to 40,000 tons of organic waste annually into environmentally harmonious green energy and dry biofertilizer.

The plant, serving the central Connecticut region, incorporates its GWE RAPTOR® rapid anaerobic digestion system at the heart of its process that harvests mixed organic wastes for conversion into enough biogas (primarily methane) to generate 1.2 MW of electricity and up to 5.6 tons a day of dry biofertilizer.

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"This year's finalists really show the diversity, strength, and innovation of the US biogas industry. All of these projects deserve recognition. We hope they will serve as models for future biogas project development."

Patrick Serfass, ABC Executive Director

The Finalist award to the Quantum Biopower project in October follows other major waste-to-energy awards, including one earlier this year for a project incorporating GWE technologies into the world’s largest integrated pineapple operation, Del Monte Philippines Inc. (DMPI), which won the Best Water and Wastewater Solutions Provider honor at the Asian Manufacturing Awards. GWE’s RAPTOR® technology has also won a global environmental engineering award from the Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), which represents more than 40,000 chemical engineers worldwide.

Our RAPTOR® plants of the type installed at Quantum Biopower produce green energy from a wide range of organic residue types:

  • Food waste, such as market surplus, kitchen waste, off-specification fruit and vegetables, and excess crops;
  • Agro-industry residues, like starch and sugar pulps, vegetable or potato waste;
  • Industrial residues, such as brewery waste (spent grain), fruit processing waste, and paper mill sludge.
  • Energy crops, for example corn (silage), various grasses, algae;
  • Biological waste from a wide range of specific user types including universities, grocery stores, restaurants, food transporters, hospitals, sports arenas, large office complexes, commercial buildings and large residential complexes.

“This latest honor for Quantum BioPower is a major achievement because the American Biogas Council represents the entire US biogas industry, including more than 200 companies who are dedicated to maximizing the production and use of biogas from organic waste,” said Global Water & Energy (US) Vice President, Mr. Ian Page. GW&E is a subsidiary of GWE

“An enormous advantage of this type of green energy is that it transforms an environmental problem into a profitable resource. Rather than having to pay to dispose of organic trash – or having it rot in landfills or create community odor issues and environmental hazards – this process converts virtually any organic waste into a profitable asset,” said Mr. Page.

“This very successful Quantum Biopower plant, incorporating the latest RAPTOR® waste-to-energy technology, illustrates the huge benefits available to virtually any application producing a biological waste stream, including municipal or industrial facilities, food, and beverage processing plants, or agribusinesses.”

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