2G CENERGY Power Systems Technologies announced March 28 that Gemini, a sustainable project design and development company, has entered into an agreement with the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) to build the world’s largest waste-to-energy and materials recovery facility of its kind on SWACO property in Grove City, Ohio.
The agreement sets the stage for integrating a viably sustainable solution that reduces SWACO’s use of landfills and will eventually eliminate the need for their use by replacing them with a state-of-the-art waste management facility. What originally began under the project designation “Cardinal” was later assigned the name “Gemini Synergy Center,” 2G CENERGY noted.
Gemini will build both a waste receiving facility and a waste stream recovery plant including anaerobic digesters. The project is divided into Phase 1 and 2. Initially, the plant will be able to process up to 2,000 tons per day (about 30% of the current waste stream), with plans to process the entire waste stream in the future. After recyclable materials are recovered, which include metals and plastics, the balance of the organic waste will be preprocessed for use in anaerobic digesters.
The modular 2G biogas cogeneration system to be installed for Phase 1 is rated 5,550 kWh (5.55 MWh) consisting of three fully integrated 2G avus series CHP. Delivery of phase one is expected in late 2014, and phase 2 follows in 2015.
During Phase 1, landfill gas (LFG) from the adjacent SWACO landfill site will be utilized to fuel the 2G avus cogeneration modules. Enco2 from Germany was commissioned to engineer and construct the 8.4-MW biogas / biomass plant, applying its patented UDR Technology. It will be built by its U.S. contractor partner Manhattan Construction. The groundbreaking ceremony was held in Grove City in December 2013.
“This is an important investment for Team Gemini. Their engineers searched the market for the most reliable, proven, and modular CHP cogeneration technology available. They selected the 2G product, and we are very pleased with this decision,” said Michael Turwitt, President and CEO of 2G CENERGY Power Systems Technologies.
Headquartered in St. Augustine, Fla., 2G CENERGY Power Systems Technologies is a 2G Energy AG group company providing environmentally-friendly and highly efficient CHP cogeneration systems to the North and South American market.