The Central States Water Environment Association (CSWEA) recognized Symbiont, a Mead & Hunt Company, and EnTech Solutions, a Division of Faith Technologies Incorporated, with their Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, and Resource Recovery (3R3E) Award. The CSWEA honors our waste-to-energy anaerobic digester facility project in Middleton, WI, as one which exemplifies exceptional and impactful renewable energy generation, energy efficiency, and resource recovery.
Symbiont teamed with EnTech to design, procure, and construct the renewable energy facility. The upgraded anaerobic digester creates biogas from dairy cattle manure. The biogas is converted into renewable natural gas (RNG), which can then be used for heating applications, electricity generation, and transportation fuel. Ultimately, the completed facility project reduces the amount of methane and greenhouse gas emissions released into the atmosphere.
In total, the RNG facility reduces emissions by 11,000+ metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per year, and 13,500+ metric tons including solar. The solar grid produces 2.8MW of electricity.
Jeff VanVoorhis, Vice President of Project Development, joined Matt Merbach, Vice President – Energy Asset Operations, Faith Technologies, at the CSWEA WI Operations Seminar to accept the award on February 2 at the CSWEA WI Operations Seminar in Green Lake, WI. Matt Seib of Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District helped organize the seminar and presented the award.
This award represents one way Mead & Hunt projects contribute to the growth of renewable energy and a more sustainable future.