Majestic Crossing Dairy

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Majestic Crossing Dairy

Location: Wisconsin | Industry: Farming | Technology: Waste-to-Energy, Organic Fertilizer | Role: Developer

BioStar and its equipment suppliers have extensive experience in handling and processing dairy manure. Dairy waste is more difficult to process than other waste since it contains high amounts of fiber and a lower concentration of ammonia — making a fertilizer plant more profitable due to the high volumes of waste.

BioStar partnered with Majestic Crossings Dairy in Sheboygan Falls, WI to successfully run a solid-liquid separation system that produces the same centrifuge system to remove the fiber, separate the suspended solids and reverse osmosis, which separates the dissolved solids. BioStar’s patented process produces the secret sauce, SuperSix™ Organic Liquid Fertilizer. During the final evaporation step, the system removes water and concentrates the Nitrogen, resulting in the final product.

Not only does SuperSix™ meet National Organic Program (NOP) requirements for farming, it’s easy to handle, will not settle and has a very low freezing temperature. Additionally, manure pathogens and harmful bacteria are destroyed during the anaerobic digestion process, resulting in an OMRI-listed product that’s safe to use on fruits and vegetables.

HOW IT WORKS

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Du Bois Integrity Academy Upgrades – Indoor Air Quality



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Du Bois Integrity Academy


Location: GA |
Industry: Education |
Technology: Electricity |
Role: Installer









Du Bois Integrity Academy has leveraged a partnership between BioStar Renewables and Charter School Energy to enhance and upgrade the school by adding a new layer of protection in the building’s HVAC system. The project is expected to have considerable annual energy savings for the school, while improving the interior and exterior lighting, adding in smart building controls to maximize energy savings and installing an Indoor Air Quality system that actively combats coronavirus, bacteria, mold and more.


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Solar for the City of Norman, Oklahoma



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City of Norman, Oklahoma


Location: OK |
Industry: Municipal |
Technology: Electricity |
Role: Developer









The City of Norman has approved a new solar project that will serve both the Vernon Campbell Water Treatment Plant and Water Reclamation Facility in Norman, Oklahoma. The 2.27 MW solar project is expected to produce more than 3,000,000 kWh of electricity each year and will displace over 2,126 metric tons of CO2 equivalent emissions per year, the equivalent of providing 438 homes with electricity or 271,000 gallons of gasoline consumed for an entire year.  The clean energy generated by the solar arrays will reduce the annual kWh required from the local utility company by approximately 30%.

BioStar developed the project, as well as providing the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services, as well as ongoing operations and maintenance (O&M) services. E Light Electric partnered with BioStar and played a pivotal role in delivering the project. Implementation of these solar arrays will set the city on a path toward achieving their Net-Zero Carbon goal across city buildings, and marks the beginning of a transition to more balanced energy mixture.


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San Bernardino Waste-to-Energy

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San Bernardino Waste-to-Energy

Location: California | Industry: | Technology: Waste-to-Energy Organic Fertilizer | Role: Owner / Operator

Turning Food Waste Into Renewable Energy

California’s SB 1383 is a bill that requires a 75% reduction (up to 27 million tons) in Organic Landfill Waste by 2025. Enforcement of the new law started in 2022, meaning municipalities and waste haulers started facing fines for landfilling organic waste earlier this year. This is where BioStar comes in. 
 
Using anaerobic digestion, the San Bernardino Waste-to-Energy project converts pre-consumer food waste into renewable resources that not only diminish solid landfill waste, but reduce organizations’ carbon footprint, and help achieve increasing sustainability goals.
 
Recovered resources such as clean industrial water, organic liquid fertilizer, biogas and electricity will aid in meeting California’s requirements. BioStar’s patented backend process creates nutrient-rich, carbon-based, organic, food-grade fertilizer, all while generating renewable power, which is delivered to the Southern California Edison power grid via a utility interconnection.
 
Diverted waste results in significant cost savings and reduced tipping fees for haulers, food waste generators and municipalities. BioStar Renewables manages and facilitates all aspects of the process — from collection and pre-processing to digestion and generation — spearheading long-term agreements that make achieving sustainability goals a seamless reality.

HOW IT WORKS

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Beginning in 2022, the San Bernardino Waste-to-Energy project will divert 93,850 tons of pre-consumer food waste from the Coachella and Lambs Canyon landfills each year. As a result, 85,000 gallons per day or 31,025,000 gallons of food waste per year will create:

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21,637,200 kWh of Electricity

per year

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849,000 Gallons of SuperSix™ Fertilizer

per year

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18,250 Tons of Compostable Fiber

per year

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19,876,800 Gallons of Clean Water

Industrial reuse per year

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Greenhouse Gas Emission reductions equivalent to:

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38,061,903 Miles

Avg. passenger vehicle

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1,725,431 Gallons

of gasoline consumed

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2,984 Homes’

Energy per year

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16,965,573 Pounds

of coal burned

*Source: EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator.

PROJECT DETAILS

The City of San Bernardino is home to ~217,000 people, while San Bernardino County has a population of ~ 2.2-million people. The amount of food waste generated is significant and has put stress on the traditional methods of disposal such as landfills, composting facilities, and municipal solid waste facilities.
 
With recent studies indicating that approximately 36-million tons of food waste goes un-utilized and only about 3% of this food waste volume is recovered — the project will prove beneficial by creating baseload renewable energy, nutrient and carbon recovery, as well as generating valuable solids which can be composted. With the passing and now enforcement of California’s new landfill diversion law, SB 1383, waste-to-energy facilities will become increasingly important to meeting the state’s goals. 
 
The goal of the San Bernardino Waste-to-Energy project is to provide a valuable facility for resource recovery, energy production, and financial benefits to the region by turning pre-consumer food waste into feedstock, ultimately producing beneficial products and materials.
 
The facility consists of three digesters, with a total liquid capacity of approximately 1.8-million gallons and additional space available for the expansion of future digesters. The methane rich biogas is fed through two, 1.3 MW engines, ultimately creating caseload renewable electricity that will provide stability to the local power grid. The exhaust from the engines is treated to meet California air quality standards as well as noise restriction requirements. Heat is recovered from the engines and recycled to maintain optimum temperatures in the digesters to maximize efficient operational conditions.
 
Finally, the project obtained a 2.6MW utility grid interconnect. The project is supported by a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Southern California Edison. The site layout is designed to handle additional feedstocks to further increase volume and revenue, while sending excess biogas to heat recovery or to the flare.
 
The below graphics outline the project’s inputs and outputs.

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Carbon Canyon WR – Chino, CA – Solar Project – Chino



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Carbon Canyon WR


Location: CA |
Industry: Commercial Real Estate |
Technology: Electricity |
Role: Installer





The purpose of the proposed solar power facility is to supplement the current power generated by Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA) from biogas and to reduce peak loads from Southern California Edison (SCE) with electricity supplied from the solar photovoltaic system. The proposed solar power facility (SPF) is designed to generate up to one (1) megawatt of electricity from the photovoltaic system and the SPF is proposed to be installed on the CCWRF project site. The proposed project consists of installing the SPF panels at one of several open location on the CCWRF site and connecting these panels to the SCE electrical grid which is located adjacent to the project site. All of the above proposed activities will occur within the footprint of existing disturbed areas at the CCWRF site.


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