New Jersey’s Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority (CCMUA) has selected Anaergia to upgrade its biosolids processing at its wastewater facility in Delaware, US.

Anaergia will design and supply equipment for new anaerobic digesters. The company will also design, construct and operate a 3.8MWcogeneration system at its Delaware No. 1 water pollution control facility.

The facility treats waste water from 37 municipalities in the county including City of Camden.

The new equipment will allow the facility to take in and process post-consumer fats, oils and grease ("FOG") and similar wastes.

The project will help CCMUA transform the plant into a resource recovery and renewable energy generation center.

Anaergia will deliver its Omnivore high solids anaerobic digestion technology, which features mechanical mixers and thickeners.

The heat and energy generated by the cogeneration system will be used within the facility. Anaergia will operate and maintain the biogas conditioning and CHP systems for 20 years.

Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority executive director and chief engineer Andrew Kricun said: "Residents of Camden County will benefit from Anaergia’s system as it will both reduce our biosolids treatment and disposal cost, and provide the Delaware No. 1 Facility with renewable energy to significantly reduce the amount of electricity obtained from the grid.

"In fact, by reducing our reliance on the grid, we are improving our resiliency with respect to climate change."

Anaergia CEO Andrew Benedek said: "We look forward to working with the excellent staff at CCMUA to create a viable long term and sustainable solution for CCMUA’s energy and sludge disposal needs."

"This facility will benefit from some of Anaergia’s world leading biosolids technologies."