Wastewater Biogas

Utilizing Untapped Potential

Wastewater Biogas

Utilizing Untapped Potential

Wastewater Biogas

Utilizing Untapped Potential

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WE ALREADY HAVE WASTEWATER TREATMENT BIOGAS SOURCES ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY

Every wastewater treatment plant produces methane as a byproduct of naturally-occurring biodegradation of organic material. All modern wastewater treatment plants are impressive feats of civil engineering, with interlaced plumbing and pumps to control the flow, capture, and flaring of this highly flammable and environmentally hazardous gas.

Hundreds of wastewater treatment plants exist nationwide, and almost all exhaust hundreds of cubic feet of methane (CH4) every minute of every day. The vast majority of this methane is being flared off (completely wasted) but much still escapes into the atmosphere, and because CH4 is as much as 84X more potent of a greenhouse gas than CO2 we must make every effort to completely capture and convert every cubic foot that we can.

The good news is, almost all waste water treatment plants already have the plumbing and power infrastructure in place. The better news is Volta PowerGen has developed a scalable, low-cost sour gas genset that can be tailored to deliver baselad power from sources, such as municipal water treatment plants.