State awards $10 million to projects that will transform waste to energy and other bioproducts

The Ohio Department of Development said that it awarded $10 million to 11 Ohio projects that will transform waste to electricity, fuel and other bioproducts. The funds were part of the $96 million in federal stimulus money allocated to Ohio through the State Energy Program. Award recipients include:

  • Comp Dairy Energy (Dorset, Ashtabula County) Comp Dairy Energy will receive $1 million to own and operate an anaerobic digester in Dorset. The diary will supply 66 wet tons per day of manure and a waste hauler will supply 66 wet tons per day of regional FOG (fats, oil and grease) to generate over 4.7 million kWh of electricity and 22,910 MMBtu of thermal heat annually.
  • Forest City Land Development, LLC (Cleveland, Cuyahoga County) Forest City Land Development, LLC will receive $1 million to construct and operate an anaerobic digester on a site that was once a General Motors Fisher Body Plant in Cleveland. A waste hauler will supply the digester with 88 wet tons per day of mixed biomass to generate more than 5 million kWh of electricity and 23,200 MMBtu of thermal heat annually.
  • Lime Lake Energy LLC (Norton, Summit County) Lime Lake Energy LLC will receive $1 million to own and operate an anaerobic digester on 200 acres of property undergoing reclamation by PPG Industries, Inc. in Norton. A waste hauler will supply 52.1 wet tons per day of mixed biomass to generate more than 3.5 million kWh of electricity and 16,800 MMBtu of thermal heat annually.
  • Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) (Grove City, Franklin County) Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) will receive $500,000 for the expansion of a gas collection system. SWACO expects to capture an additional 158,900 MMBTU per year of landfill gas from this expansion, which equates to a savings of 128,141 short tons of CO2 annually.
  • Wooster Renewable Energy, LLC (Wooster, Wayne County) Wooster Renewable Energy, LLC will receive $1 million to own and operate an anaerobic digester at the City of Wooster’s Water Pollution Control Plant. The treatment plant will supply the digester with 73 wet tons per day of biosolids, and a waste hauler will supply 60 wet tons per day of regional food waste to generate more than 5.7 million kWh of electricity and 25,230 MMBtu of thermal heat annually.
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