Waste to Energy Plant Nears Completion

Two 35,000 gallon, steel digester tanks are the last major pieces to be installed at the methane gas refinery owned Intrepid Technology and Resources (ITR). Installation at the Idaho refinery will take five weeks, and then the process of anaerobic digestion can begin in the digester tanks.

Idaho Falls, Idaho – August 10, 2004 [SolarAccess.com] It will take a month to process the first supply of waste into methane based gases, but the tanks should be able to process one 35,000 gallon tank in five-days after the initial processing. Methane gas production allows companies to supply a variety of end user markets including direct to customer piping and existing pipeline distribution. Gas from the digester can also be compressed or liquefied. Gas produced from the first refinery will be sold for industrial or transportation fuel. Utah State University designed the digesters ITR will use. Processing time for the tanks has been improved over other anaerobic digestion processes, and because the digesters operate on a continuous-fill basis they shouldn’t require down time for re-loading.
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