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Developing an Organics to Energy Program: Parallel Track Approach to Maximize the Benefits

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Saint Paul Port Authority (SPPA) is currently working towards developing a renewable energy project aligned with the State of Minnesota Renewable Portfolio Standard requirement to attain 25 percent of its power from renewable energy resources by 2025. For this, SPPA is working towards developing an anaerobic digestion facility in Saint Paul fed by source separated organic material (SSOM) under the Midway Organic Power Project. The Authority has developed a multi-path approach that to allow them to proceed on parallel tracks for the permitting, project definition, contracting, and implementation. As part of the project development track, the team has evaluated and shortlisted, and subsequently selected an ANAEROBIC DIGESTION technology.

Keywords: anaerobic digestion; organics management; renewable energy

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: January 1, 2011

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