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Anaerobic Digestion in Wisconsin Food Industries. Green Energy Summit and Exposition Milwaukee, Wisconsin Joe Kramer March 7, 2012. Food Industry Digesters in Wisconsin. Used by several food industry types (e.g., cheese, brewing, fruit/ veg processing, meat packing)

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anaerobic digestion in wisconsin food industries

Anaerobic Digestion in Wisconsin Food Industries

Green Energy Summit and Exposition

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Joe Kramer

March 7, 2012

food industry digesters in wisconsin
Food Industry Digesters in Wisconsin
  • Used by several food industry types (e.g., cheese, brewing, fruit/veg processing, meat packing)
  • Cost-effective treatment option for HS wastewater
    • Lower energy inputs
    • Fewer biosolids produced
  • Produces renewable fuel
  • Can reduce odor from storage

Photo courtesy of Saputo Cheese USA.

food industry digester systems
Food Industry Digester Systems
  • Covered lagoon
  • Mixed heated covered lagoon
  • Complete mix
  • Anaerobic contact process
  • Up-flow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB)
  • Mobilized film technology

Less complex

More complex

digester types
Digester Types
  • Covered lagoon
  • Mixed, heated covered lagoon

Graphic: Courtesy of US EPA AgSTAR Program.

saputo cheese usa
Saputo Cheese USA
  • Waupun, WI
  • Mixed, heated, covered lagoon, (1991, 2009) HRT 5-6 days
  • >100k cfd biogas, scrubbed, fuels boiler for digester heat
  • Primary onsite treatment – after full treatment liquid is dischargeable

Photo courtesy of Saputo USA Inc.

digester types continued
Digester Types (continued)
  • Anaerobic contact process (ACP)
jbs green bay beef production
JBS Green Bay, Beef Production
  • Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Anaerobic contact process (1987), pre-treatment prior to city WWTP
  • HRT ~2 days
  • AD gives JBS control over WW treatment costs

Picture: Courtesy of JBS Green Bay.

jbs green bay continued
JBS Green Bay (continued)
  • Biogas fuels 24.56MMBTU Cleaver Brooks boiler
  • Use of biogas offsets$600,000 per year in operating costs
  • Won 2005 WI Governor’s Award for Excellence in Environmental Performance

Picture: Courtesy of JBS Green Bay.

digester types continued1
Digester Types (continued)
  • Up-flow anaerobicsludge blanket(UASB)

Influent

Graphic: Courtesy of Doug Hamilton, Oklahoma State University

city of beaver dam wwtp cheese production
City of Beaver Dam WWTP, Cheese Production
  • Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
  • Siemens Paques design, UASB (2011), ATI install, HRT 6 days
  • Will pre-treat waste from Kraft cream cheese production before city WWTP
  • City owns, Kraft will help finance w/fees

Picture: Courtesy of Dennis Totzke, Applied Technologies Inc.

city of beaver dam wwtp continued
City of Beaver Dam WWTP (continued)
  • Electricity sold to Alliant Energy
  • Heat used for influent WW and digester
  • Cost savings for all over alternatives
  • Nearly cost-neutral for residents

Photo: Courtesy of Wayne Karlovich, Applied Technologies, Inc.

city brewery gundersen lutheran
City Brewery / Gundersen Lutheran
  • La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • Installed two Biothane UASB digesters (1982) for pre-treatment, HRT 4.4 hours
  • Gundersen Lutheranproposed to installgeneration (633kW)
  • GL sells electricity toXcel Energy
  • CB uses heat on site

Photo: Courtesy of Gundersen Lutheran.

industry benefits revisited
Industry Benefits Revisited
  • Improved profitability
  • Aid job retention
  • Create new jobs
  • Boost local economies

Reduced treatment costs

  • Users of clean, renewable domestic energy
  • Good neighbors

Companies

“green” images

Photo: Courtesy of Dennis Totzke, Applied Technologies, Inc.

contact and resources
Contact and Resources

Joe Kramer

Energy Center of Wisconsin

455 Science Drive, Suite 200

Madison, Wisconsin 53711

608-238-8276x119

jkramer@ecw.org

www.ecw.org/biogascasebook