Canadian Biomass Magazine

Japan biogas facility using ON waste processing technology

January 30, 2018
By Anaergia Inc.

Jan. 30, 2018 - Brampton, Ont.-based Anaergia Inc. is pleased to announce the start of construction at a facility in Yabu City, Japan which will convert farm waste and food waste into renewable energy. This facility will use Anaergia’s advanced solid waste processing and wastewater treatment equipment. Toyo Energy Solution Co. has invested in the facility, and is building it, and will operate it.

The facility will take in a combination of farm waste and food waste, and will treat it with a wide range of Anaergia’s equipment. This equipment includes Anaergia’s proven manure feeding system, and its BIOREX system that extracts organics from unsorted waste, as well as other proprietary resource recovery and treatment equipment.

Organic feedstock recovered from the waste streams will be transformed into renewable energy via anaerobic digestion. Biogas, produced in the digestion process, will be converted into approximately 1.4MW of electricity per year. Wastewater produced by the facility will be treated to reuse water quality standards using next generation membranes from Anaergia’s Fibracast subsidiary.

Adjacent to the facility, a state-of-the-art greenhouse will be built that will utilize waste heat recovered from the facility.

“Toyo Group is partnering with Anaergia to develop this biogas plant in Japan, and other potential opportunities in the Far East region, to utilize Anaergia’s leading technology to contribute to waste diversion and CO2 reduction” said Yoshimitsu Okada, President Director of Toyo Group.


“This new facility underscores Anaergia’s commitment to the Japanese market, and it is the direct result of Anaergia’s exemplary partnership with Toyo Energy Solution Co. The utilization of advanced technologies in this facility will serve as a model for others looking for innovative and flexible waste management and renewable energy solutions that make economic sense and also have a positive impact the environment.” said Andrew Benedek, CEO of Anaergia Inc.

Toyo Energy Solution Co., is a subsidiary of Toyo Group a diversified construction and real estate development organization. Toyo Energy Solution is developing and constructing earth-friendly renewable energy projects.

Anaergia Inc. is the global technology leader in recovering value from waste for the municipal, industrial, and agriculture sectors. Through its proven portfolio of proprietary technologies, Anaergia’s integrated solutions create value for its customers in the forms of renewable energy, quality fertilizers and clean water, while dramatically reducing the cost of waste management. Anaergia’s global headquarters are located in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. It operates out of fourteen regional offices as well as three manufacturing plants. Anaergia’s technologies are in use at over a thousand resource recovery facilities worldwide, reducing greenhouse gas emissions while creating new revenue sources for its clients. 

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