NRDC produced a good article on the importance of biogas as a source of renewable energy. While we recognize the importance of biogas produced from anaerobic digestion, we like to point out that AD is designed for methane production and creates a by-product of digestate. Good news from our point of view is the solution presented by steam / CO2 reforming technology to solve the digestate problem, especially when there are insufficient markets to absorb the amount being created now and in the future as AD adoption increases. Steam / CO2 reforming converts the digestate to hydrogen gas – much friendlier for the environment. In the process it removes the excess digestate from the site daily with no transportation needed to take it to the field.
The CleanStream Reformer 140 is ideally suited to solve the growing problem of sewage waste polluting the seas.
— Climate Progress (@climateprogress) December 7, 2014
Travis Sheridan is the first organizer of the Venture Cafe in St. Louis to provide weekly support for the region’s growing entrepreneurial environment. He provides a good message about what is next after an entrepreneurial environment is created by community leaders – they need to buy products coming out of the incubators.
Also, visit our blog on the comparison of the CleanStream Reformer 140 to anaerobic digestion that was featured on AD and Biogas Daily (online international newspaper in the UK), December 2, 2014.