The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is out for comment until Dec. 18 on a draft air permit approval for American Organic Energy LLC to potentially fuel a 3-MW, biogas-fired plant in Suffolk County, N.Y.
“The project consists of construction and operation of a new renewable energy facility (Anaerobic Digester) to convert food waste to Biogas fuel,” said a department public notice. “The fuel will be used to generate 3,000 kw of electricity and/or be exported to the National Grid pipeline. The project is located at 445 Horseblock Road, Yaphank, Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County.”
The power project would consist of three internal combustion engines burning biogas (primary fuel) or natural gas. Each lean-burn engine will operate at a maximum of 1,431 bhp and has a built-in oxidizing catalyst. Also, this permitting covers three emergency flares (19 MMBtu/hr each) and a small tail gas thermal oxidizer (2 MMBtu/hr). Each combustion source will have its own stack.
A project contact is: Charles Vigliotti, (516) 334-6600.