Anaerobic Technologies and Innovations. Tom Hintz – Seahold LLC UNC Charlotte IDEAS Center Bioenergy Symposium April 9, 2013. Your Presenter.
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Tom Hintz – Seahold LLC
UNC Charlotte IDEAS Center
April 9, 2013
Thomas Hintz, is the senior/managing partner at SeaHold LLC. Tom is a seasoned business executive with a solid background of achievements in profit generation, product/project development. Tom graduated from Indiana University in 1983. Tom’s main focus is “Renewable Energy” in California, working with farmers, private industry, universities, innovative entrepreneurs, and government agencies. Tom’s greatest strengths are the conceptualization, visualization and implementation of “waste to energy” projects that yield significant revenue, while maximizing environmentally sound practices. Tom is recognized for his expertise in the field, and regularly advises local, regional and state regulatory agencies and commissions that govern “Renewable Energy” projects.
Tom specializes in making projects happen; from the “pie in the sky” conceptual design through specific, detailed engineering; to the commissioning and operations of alternative energy facilities and the eventual interconnection to natural gas and electrical distribution networks. Tom knows the value of buying and selling energy credits.
Anaerobic Digestion is simply the controlled breakdown of organic matter without air, used to manage waste and/or to release energy. It is a biological process that produces an energy-rich biogas, principally composed of methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2), which can be used as a fuel.
Biogas Energy, Inc.
Biogas Energy, Inc.
Joseph Farms - Cottonwood Dairy
Williams Engineering Design
The basic fixed-film digester design consists of a tank filled with plastic media on which a consortia of bacteria attach and grow as a slime layer or biofilm hence the name fixed-film digester. The media is fully submerged and wastewater flow can be in either the up-flow or down-flow mode. As the wastewater passes through the media-filled reactor, the attached and suspended anaerobic biomass convert both soluble and particulate organic matter in the wastewater to biogas, a mixture of mostly methane and carbon dioxide
Dairy Research Unit (DRU) at the University of Florida
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