AD project under development in Missouri

By Staff | August 15, 2014

This fall, BioStar Systems LLC will begin construction of a biogas production facility in Pettis County, Missouri. The project is designed to use anaerobic digestion (AD) and an integrated series of conventional wastewater treatment technologies to convert 73,000 tons of poultry manure per year from Rose Acre Farms’ Johnson County Egg Farm into renewable energy and premium pathogen-free, organic fertilizer.

The proposed facility plans to utilize the farm’s existing manure collection infrastructure to deliver feedstock to a continuously stirred tank reactor AD system. The biogas produced from the digestion process is conditioned and used to fuel a 1.6 MW combined-heat-and-power set.

BioStar Systems is an outgrowth of an integrated waste management system developed by Dennis Crabtree, BioStar Systems co-founder and chief technology officer. The facility will be owned and operated by a special purpose entity, JCEF BioStar LLC.