• Agromin and Zero Waste Energy Partner To Create Biogenic Energy Facilities - Friday, December 3, 2010 at

  • Agromin and Zero Waste Energy are partnering to create biogenic energy facilities in California.

    "After identifying suitable locations, Zero Waste Energy will provide the biogenic technology for each site and Agromin will supply the organic materials needed to make it all work," says Bill Camarillo, CEO of Agromin, an organic materials processing company. "Zero Waste will convert organic materials into biogas through an anaerobic digestion dry fermentation process. The biogas will be used to create electricity and transportation fuel. Once the gas is removed and the biogenic process is completed, Agromin will turn the remaining organic material into rich, high-quality compost. Nothing is wasted."

    "Everything is done indoors in a controlled environment," says Eric Herbert, Zero Waste Energy CEO. "It's clean and quiet with no odor emissions. A typical facility has a 500-kilowatt capacity. The compressed natural gas (CNG) we produce will be used in trucks, buses and cars. CNG is an ideal alternative to fossil fuel and is being used more and more throughout the world."

    Oxnard-based Agromin manufactures earth-friendly soil products from organic material collected from cities and unincorporated areas throughout Southern California. Each month, Agromin receives thousands of tons of this material and then uses a safe, natural and sustainable process to transform it into soil products.

    Zero Waste Energy, based in San Jose, designs, builds, and operates integrated solid waste facilities in North America. It is currently building an anaerobic digestion plant in San Jose, the first of its kind in the U.S. The technology is used extensively in Germany, where it was developed, and across Europe.

    For more information about the companies, go to www.agromin.com and www.zwenergy.com.

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