BioStar converts biogas into Renewable Electricity, creating baseload renewable power.
A photo of our Combined Heat & Power (CHP) Plant in San Bernardino, CA.

HOW WE DO IT

Also known as co-generation, CHP systems burn fuel (natural gas or biogas) to turn generators which create electricity, all while capturing heat to create thermal energy such as steam or hot water to be used for heat, industrial processes, domestic hot water and more.

First, using anaerobic digestion, we turn waste streams such as manure or pre-consumer food waste into biogas. From there, the biogas is converted into electricity via CHP units, which create electricity while capturing the heat created during the process. Because we can feed the anaerobic digesters waste 24/7, we can continuously operate our plant, creating base load renewable energy.

WHY IT'S IMPORTANT

Renewable energy is a growing part of the energy mixture in the USA and across the world. While solar and wind have become relatively inexpensive ways to deploy renewable energy, they are intermittent resources, only creating power when the sun is shining, or the wind is blowing. Using CHP, BioStar generates base load renewable energy, 24 - 7 - 365.

Demand for base load renewables is expanding exponentially as we continue to shift away from brown power such as oil and coal. The increased adoption of distributed renewables with multi-generation capabilities is crucial to meeting forecasted electricity demand for generations to come.

WHO IT'S FOR

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Commercial & Industrial Businesses

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Municipalities & Schools

PATHS TO OWNERSHIP

Energy Definition
Long term (15-25 year) agreements in which BSR owns the system and sells produced power to end user at a previously agreed upon price.
Energy Definition
Medium term agreements (5-10 year) in which the end user owns the system and makes scheduled lease payments to BSR.
CHP
An alternative to PPA’s when regulatory constraints don’t allow BSR to “Sell Power”. Service agreements allow BSR to lease customers equipment that produces power.
Energy Definition
Long term (20-30 year) agreements in which the end user funds the project with a special tax assessment on the real estate.

FEATURED PROJECT

BIOSTAR'S REGIONAL FOOD WASTE DIGESTER

Waste-to-Energy Plant in San Bernardino, CA.

BioStar’s WTE plant in California diverts 85,000 gallons of pre-consumer food waste from the Coachella Valley and Lambs Canyon landfills every day! By utilizing local food waste as our feedstock, we are helping the region meet critical landfill diversion and sustainability goals, all while creating renewable energy, SuperSix™ Organic Fertilizer, compostable fiber and clean water!  

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