Biogas and Biofuel Equipment Installation - Illinois and Wisconsin

farming harvest waste industrial food waste

American Industrial Werks, Inc. can assist with moving and installation of equipment needed for your biogas plant. We are experienced in moving and installing all kinds of heavy equipment as well as providing metal fabrication needed for setup and ongoing operations. Green energy equipment, be it a Dystor® Digester Gas Holder System, biogas purifiers, generators, biogas bags or boilers, is a rapidly growing area that requires experienced moving and installation crews to get the job done right.

Biogas refers to a gas made from anaerobic digestion of agricultural and animal waste, food waste and sometimes also municipal solid waste, as well as biofuel crops. Equipment to produce this gas varies based on the type of organic waste to be used as raw material and heat needed for digestion. Dependent on the waste material and operating temperature, a batch digester will start producing biogas after two to four weeks; production will slowly increase then drop off after about four months. In cold climates the efficiency of a digester will decrease, thus heating is needed to maintain continuous gas production. Of the gases produced from a biogas plant, methane is captured and used to power generators such as the GE Jenbacher Type 2. Other uses for the methane are heat for climate control and boilers, as well as fuel for vehicles converted to biogas.

Sources of Biomass:

  • Agricultural Biomass - Manure from dairy cattle, hogs, chickens, and waste from crops.
  • Municipal Treatment Plants Biosolids - Waste Water
  • Alcohol/Ethanol Biomass - Leftover material from producing alcohol and ethanol is another source of biomass.
  • Industrial Food Biomass - Waste from food manufacturers is an excellent source of biomass.

View equipment suppliers in the United States.

In Illinois and Wisconsin, farms and food & beverage manufacturing stand out as prime candidates for biogas plant installations.

Food & Beverage

biogas tank

Using an anaerobic digester, food wastes are broken down by microorganisms in an oxygen free environment to produce biogas. The biogas flow from the digester contains methane which gets separated from other gases and can then be used to run a generator and generate electricity for:

  • Food production & plant operations
  • Nearby facilities
  • Sale back to the utility

Heat recovered from generating electricity is often used for:

  • Producing hot water
  • Climate control - heating and cooling(use industrial curtains for improved results)
  • Refrigeration for food
  • Steam for pasteurization

Farms

biogas plant

Using an anaerobic digester, farm wastes from cattle, hogs, chickens, as well as waste from crops are broken down to produce biogas and fertilizer. The biogas flow from the digester can then be used to as a "free" fuel to generate electricity for:

  • Farm building and equipment operations
  • Nearby facilities
  • Sale back to the utility

Heat recovered from generating electricity is often used for:

  • Producing hot water
  • Climate control - heating and cooling
  • Refrigeration
  • Steam for pasteurization

Additionally methane gas produced from the digester can be used as fuel in farm vehicles/trucks converted to run on methane

Case Study

cow farm biomass

In March of 2011, the Energy Center of Wisconsin released a document entitled "Great Lakes Region Food Industry Biogas Casebook". This document highlights some existing facilities in the region utilizing anaerobic digestion.

Biogas can be used in many energy generation applications including: electric and thermal power production through a combined heat and power unit (CHP), heat generation through boiler technology, natural gas substitution and fossil fuel replacement for vehicle and fleet operation.

12 facilities are profiled in the 55 page document to share their experiences so far, and explore how other facilities may proceed to incorporate AD with their operations.

Anaerobic Digestion: Anaerobic Digester Systems - U.S. Based

A&B Process Systems Corp.
201 S. Wisconsin Ave.
Stratford, WI 54484

(888) 258-2789
www.abprocess.com
Advanced Green Energy Solutions LLC
S79W16459 Woods Rd.
Muskego, WI 53150

(262) 617-1570
www.advancedenergy.biz
Andgar Corporation
P.O. Box 2708
Ferndale, WA 98248

(360) 366-9900
www.andgar.com
BHS/Kompoferm
1040 Arrowsmith
Eugene, OR 97402

(866) 688-2066
www.bulkhandlingsystems.com
BIOFerm Energy Systems
415 Venture Ct.
Verona, WI 53593

(608) 845-2193
www.bioferm-es.com
Biogas Energy Inc.
4509 Interlake Ave. N., #222
Seattle, WA 98103

(815) 301-3432
www.biogas-energy.com
Energies Direct LLC
431 Water St.
Sauk City, WI 53583

(608) 644-1112
www.energies-direct.com
Entec Biogas USA
4520 North State Road 37
Orleans, IN 47452

(888) 446-4641
www.entec-biogas.com
GHD, Inc.
820 W. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014

(920) 849-9797
www.ghd.com/usa/
Harvest Power, Inc.
610 Lincoln St., 3rd fl., South Bldg.
Waltham, MA 02451

(781) 314-9500
www.harvestpower.com
Onsite Power Systems Inc.
216 F St., #3
Davis, CA 95616

(559) 271-2970
www.onsitepowersystems.com
PurposeEnergy, Inc. (Breweries)
251 Pleasant Street
Arlington, MA 02476

(617) 202-9156
www.purposeenergy.com
RCM International
P.O. Box 4716
Berkeley, CA 94608-4493

(510) 834-4568
www.rcmdigesters.com

Anaerobic Digestion: Biogas Capture, Conditioning and Storage - U.S. Based

Applied Filter Technology
3330 Bickford Ave., Box 1
Snohomish, WA 98290

(425) 334-5505
www.appliedfilter.com
Biorem Environmental, Inc.
230 - 100 Rawson Rd.
Victor, NY 14564

(519) 835-5086
www.biorem.com
Environmental Fabrics, Inc.
85 Pascon Ct.
Gaston, SC 29053

(800) 910-5280
www.environmentalfabrics.com
Firestone Specialty Products
250 West 96th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46260

(800) 428-4442
www.firestonesp.com
Groth Corporation
13650 N. Promenade Blvd.
Stafford, TX 77477

(281) 295-6800
www.grothcorp.com
Guild Associates
5750 Shier-Rings Rd.
Dublin, OH 43016

(908) 752-6420
www.moleculargate.com
Pneumatech
4909 70th Ave.
Kenosha, WI 53144

(800) 336-2285
www.pneumatech.com
Unison Solutions, Inc.
5451 Chavenelle Rd.
Dubuque, IA 52002

(563) 585-0967
www.unisonsolutions.com
WesTech Engineering, Inc.
3625 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84115

(801) 265-1000
www.westech-inc.com

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