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Aries Clean Energy completes environmental permitting for large-scale biosolids gasification facility

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Aries Clean Energy has received all approvals required to construct first biosolids-only gasification facility in New Jersey, USA. The plant will bring environmental and sustainable benefits to the area by processing 400 t of biosolids daily into clean renewable energy.

Aries Clean Energy completes environmental permitting for large-scale biosolids gasification facility

The Aries Linden Biosolids Gasification Facility will be located in a re-purposed building within the Linden Roselle Sewerage Authority (LRSA) complex, 20 miles from Manhattan, New York City. Aries will deploy its patented fluidised bed gasification system that was designed specifically for processing biosolids. The system will reduce the volume of biosolids from 400 t per day to 22 t of beneficial biochar. The biochar will be beneficially used as a substitute for fly ash in concrete. The renewable energy that is generated from the system is then recovered and used within the system, so no fossil fuels are used during normal operations. It will also reduce greenhouse gases due to the reduction in trucking miles associated with conventional disposal methods as well as the elimination of methane generated from land application of biosolids.

“With these approvals, this marks the first large-scale fluidised bed gasification system to process biosolids in the world,” said Gregory Bafalis, Chief Executive Officer of Aries Clean Energy. “Aries patented gasification system eliminates the need for environmentally harmful landfilling or incineration of biosolids, while producing beneficial renewable energy and biochar. We believe this truly is a beneficial and disruptive technology that will revolutionise the wastewater treatment industry and establish itself as the best available control technology for biosolids disposal.”

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