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Aries Clean Energy commences construction of biosolids gasification facility

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Aries Clean Energy has broken break ground on New Jersey’s first biosolids-only gasification facility. The Aries Linden Biosolids Gasification Facility will bring environmental and sustainable benefits to the area by processing 430 tpd of biosolids into clean renewable energy.

Aries Clean Energy commences construction of biosolids gasification facility

Gregory Bafalis, CEO of Aries Clean Energy, said: “This Aries 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 and serve as a model for others.”

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 430 tpd 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.

“This marks the beginning of a collaboration that will set new standards of clean and green efforts in the wastewater industry,” David Brown, executive director of Linden Roselle Sewerage Authority (LRSA). “I want to ensure everyone that we are confident that this collaboration between the City, Authority, and Aries will meet expectations for a long term, be more cost effective, and a beneficial reuse solution for sludge treatment and disposal. The opening of this gasification plant here will provide additional revenue, reductions in operation and maintenance costs, and give our ratepayers an economic benefit that will allow the Authority and the City to stabilise our budgets.”

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