Saturday, September 16, 2017

7 Tips to Decide if Anaerobic Digestion of Biomass Will Benefit Food Com...

Food Processing companies should use these 7 Tips to make an assessment of whether their business can benefit from the Anaerobic Digestion of Biomass.

The fact is that anaerobic digestion of biomass can be of real benefit to some food companies which prepare food products of all types.

Waste biomass has a value when it is used as the feedstock for an anaerobic digestion plant, but these companies often don’t appreciate the biomass asset which hides unseen, in the highly organic content of their food processing waste.

Food companies are not only unaware that they can make money from the anaerobic digestion of their biomass, but what is even worse is that the chances are that disposing of it is costing them a lot of money.

These companies are charged for their waste treatment and disposal according to the Mogden formula,

which calculates costs according to the volume and strength of their waste water.

Like other industrial companies that discharge waste water into the sewerage network, they should make a conscious decision whether or not, to invest, in an energy producing anaerobic digestion (biogas) plant. If they did they would be able to use the energy to power their food waste processing factory, and most likely sell some of it to their local electricity network (local grid company).

The following are our the headings to our 7 tips to Assess whether, the Anaerobic Digestion of Biomass Will Benefit a Food Company:

Tip 1. Ensure any review starts with core decisions at the production process level,

Tip 2. Collect real plant data and collate it in intelligible formats,

Tip 3. Seek out high waste content streams,

Tip 4. Optimisation of Return on Investment,

Tip 5. Look at other solutions including for example the anaerobic digestion of biomass,

Tip 6. Re-assess whether to keep resources in-house,

Tip 7. Choose a contractor with a track record.

It’s all about going back to basics first, having an intimate knowledge of what the waste profile is of the plant, and finally being courageous to change the way companies work.

For those prepared to put in the investment, and work to collect the right data, and apply that to an in-depth understanding of their waste water and biomass waste issues the benefits can be amazing.

If they then partner with an experienced contractor, to deliver the necessary infrastructure,

such as an anaerobic digestion of biomass facility, there is a lot of opportunity out there.

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