From WIN-911 Software
Increased demand for renewable resources coupled with rising energy costs and a global movement to reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs) is fueling growth in the anaerobic digestion market. Anaerobically digested waste creates biogas, a renewable energy source used to power engines and generators. Biogas also can be harnessed for vehicle fuel and has similar applications as natural gas.
The market is demanding resources to protect the environment, and anaerobic digestion is an effective way to do that. Captured methane is an alternative to petroleum products.
According to the World Biogas Association, anaerobic digestion has the potential to reduce global GHG emissions by aboutf 13%. And the market is forecasted to reach $15.3 billion by 2025. Because only 5% of food waste is recycled with the rest ending up in landfills, tremendous opportunity exists for this technology.
Quasar Energy Group
Founded in 2006, waste management and renewable energy firm Quasar Energy Group (Quasar), Cleveland, designs and builds anaerobic digesters — industry-scale machines that convert solid waste such as manure and food processing scraps into methane gas and carbon dioxide, keeping the waste out of landfills. The company handles everything from manure generated by feedlots to biosolids produced by municipal waste-water treatment plants, and targets the agricultural and wastewater treatment sectors.