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1 Community Partnerships for a University-based Renewable Energy Biodigester Michael Lizotte Director of Sustainability AASHE Conference, Pittsburgh October 10, 2011

2 Biomass is the Lead Renewable

3 Biomass as Biogas  Methane from anaerobic (no oxygen) digestion of biomass  Same use as Natural Gas  Need to clean/separate water, CO 2, odor  Produced in liquid tanks, solid piles, landfills  Typical composition:  Higher methane content = more energy Landfill gas is usually lower quality (45% methane) Methane45-70 % Carbon Dioxide25-55 % Water Vapor0-10 % Hydrogen0-1 %

4 Land use efficiency of biofuels Energy for production Net Energy GJ/hectare Grass to heat Corn to gas Grass to gas Grass to liquid Corn to liquid Soy to liquid

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6 UW Oshkosh Facts  Third largest university in Wisconsin  Founded in 1871 (downtown, waterfront)  14,000 Students, 1700 faculty and staff  Listed in Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges

7 Mike Baldwin UW Oshkosh Limitations: -- Dense Urban Setting; 2 nd most crowded campus in the UW

8 THE BIOFERM™ PLANT AT THE UWO CAMPUS The First Commercial Scale Dry Fermentation System in the Americas

9 Biomass (Food, Agriculture Waste, Yard Waste) Anaerobic Dry Fermentation Digester Biogas (Methane) Generator (CHP = Combined Heat and Power) Electricity, Heat and Compost Biomass to Energy

10 UW Oshkosh: opportunities and challenges Allendorf Germany

11 GAS STORAGE GENERATOR GAS Sealed Chamber BioFerm System: 3 Basic Components

12 GAS STORAGE GENERATOR GAS Sealed Chamber BioFerm System: 3 Basic Components

13 GAS STORAGE PERCO- LATE GENERATOR GAS Sealed Chamber “Dry” Process – water is recycled (no wastewater produced) “Percolate” – water, nutrients, microbes

14 GAS STORAGE PERCO- LATE GENERATOR GAS Sealed Chamber BIOMASS Add Biomass to Chamber…

15 GAS STORAGE PERCO- LATE GENERATOR GAS BIOMASS Oxygen is used up; methane is produced…

16 GAS STORAGE PERCO- LATE GENERATOR GAS BIOMASS HEAT ELECTRICITY HEAT Electricity and Heat are generated… Solid “digestate”  aerobic composter site (can be custom batched – e.g. organic)

17 The BIOFerm™ plant at the UWO campus  Enclosed mixing lobby reduces odorous air emissions.  Ventilated with 1.5 air exchanges per hour.  Process air released via a biofilter. Odor Management

18 MAIN CAMPUS URBAN SITING -- Next to Facilities Management Building (refurbished supermarket) -- across the river from campus -- Zoned for light industry

19 URBAN SITING -- Next to Facilities Management Building (refurbished supermarket) -- across the river from campus -- Zoned for light industry -- Other Neighbors: -- sewage treatment plant -- yard waste dropoff site -- technical college -- senior center

20 UW Oshkosh Renewable Energy Facility UWO CSC Oshkosh Wastewater Treatment Plant Fox Valley Technical College Oshkosh Senior Center City of Oshkosh Yard Waste Site WPS UWO Campus BIOGAS FEEDSTOCK ELECTRICITY HEAT Dairy Farms (bedding) Food Processing Plants Food Waste Collectors DIGESTATE SOLIDS Commercial Composter CHP Generator: 370 kW Annual Electric: 2,400 MWh (ca. 8% of UWO) Annual Heat: 2,700 MWh (ca. 8% of UWO)

21 Hypothetical Feedstock Source Profile Tons/Year Year ( Note: Facility lifetime is >20 yrs) Municipal Food Retail Food Waste Farm and Industrial Food Waste Municipal Yard Waste UWO

22 THE BIOFERM™ PLANT AT THE UWO CAMPUS Collaboration between: UW Oshkosh Foundation University of Wisconsin Oshkosh BIOFerm™ Energy Systems. The UWO Plant is a close copy of the BIOFerm™ plant built at the Viessmann Corporate headquarters in Allendorf, Germany

23 Questions? Contact: Mike Lizotte


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