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Bioenergy Devco Announces Expansion of Bioenergy Innovation Center

Organics Recycling Company Receives Permitting Approval for New Anaerobic Digestion Facility in Delaware

SEAFORD, Del. September 6, 2023Bioenergy Devco (BDC), the North American division of BTS Bioenergy, LLC and global leader in the design, engineering, construction, financing, and operation of anaerobic digestion facilities, has announced today that it has received permitting approval for construction of its organics recycling facility at its Bioenergy Innovation Center in Seaford, Delaware.

The expanded Bioenergy Innovation Center in Seaford will use the safe, tested, proven technology of anaerobic digestion to turn organic food waste into clean, renewable natural gas, as well as a soil amendment that will be composted onsite to be used in agriculture, horticulture projects, community gardens and more.

Anaerobic digestion is a natural microbial process that produces clean, renewable energy and a nutrient-rich soil amendment, creating a truly circular system. In Bioenergy Devco’s 25-year history, it has built over 250 anaerobic digesters around Europe and the United States and manages 140 anaerobic digesters.

"The Bioenergy Innovation Center in Delaware is an excellent example of how we can harness renewable energy resources from recycling organic waste and simultaneously contribute to a more sustainable future,” said Bioenergy Devco’s CEO Shawn Kreloff. “Organics recycling is a game-changer in our collective fight to protect our climate and prevent pollution in the Chesapeake Bay. By preventing organic waste from ending up in landfills, incinerators or being land-applied raw, anaerobic digestion reduces greenhouse emissions for cleaner air, averts runoff that endangers the ecosystems of our waterways and generates a source of clean, renewable energy. For example, the anaerobic digestion process used at the Bioenergy Innovation Center can reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, equivalent to taking nearly 19,000 gasoline-powered cars off the road annually.”

The Bioenergy Innovation Center received Resource Recovery, Air Quality Natural Minor and Wastewater Facility Construction permitting approvals from Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) on September 6, 2023. Bioenergy Devco is planning to form an advisory committee for the project, aiming to incorporate feedback from community stakeholders.

Bioenergy Devco is committed to promoting sustainability through its innovative environmental solutions. The launch of this bioenergy project is a significant step towards achieving the company's mission of driving sustainable practices and fostering a resilient, eco-conscious world.

Bioenergy Devco's Secretary Permitting Orders can be found here: Permitting Orders - DNREC Alpha (delaware.gov)

Media Inquiries

Members of the press may contact Jessica Wheeler of Warner Communications, at 702.539.1596 or jessica@warnerpr.com  or Bioenergy Devco's Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Sarah Oliver at soliver@bioenergydevco.com 

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