New gasification plant in New Jersey completed
The Aries Linden Biosolids gasification plant is located in Linden, New Jersey, and the fluidised bed facility is currently the largest of its type in the world. Commissioning is underway and is expected to be completed over the next few months.
At full capacity, the plant will process 430 tonnes of biosolids daily (130,000 tons per year) diverting it from local landfills.
This will also result in the production of approximately 22 tons per day of beneficial Bio-Fly-Ash, a renewable product that will be sold as an additive to local concrete companies.
The plant is located in a re-purposed building within the Linden Roselle Sewerage Authority (LRSA) complex.
Gregory Bafalis, CEO of Aries, said: “These teams have worked thousands of hours and delivered all fabrication and installation within two years from groundbreaking. I have no doubt this technology will become a new standard for the safe conversion of biosolids into beneficial use products.
“Currently 90% of the domestic Class A biosolids market is disposed of through ineffective conventional means such as landfilling, land application, or incineration. The fluidised bed technology can safely and efficiently stop this now and generate clean energy and Bio-Fly-Ash.”
“We’ve looked forward to celebrating this historic date that brings new technology and progress towards a cleaner environment to Linden and the Garden State,” added Derek Armstead, mayor of Linden.