New tools offer biogas developers an abundance of data

By Staff | November 20, 2012

Two new websites have launched with the goal of spurring development in the biogas sector. The North East Biosolids and Residuals Association launched a website that houses data on anaerobic digestion and biogas production at U.S. wastewater treatment facilities. Visitors to the website can run a search for a wastewater treatment facility or browse plants in alphabetical order. The online tool offers satellite images of the plants as well as data related to plant location, flow design and average, whether outside waste is fed into the digester, type of digestion used, and how the biogas is used.

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP and the Wisconsin State Energy Office have partnered to develop an online mapping tool that aims to help project developers assess the potential for anaerobic digestion project development within Wisconsin. The tool allows users to assess potential feedstock source providers, utility infrastructure, service territories and nearby publicly-owned treatment works and waterways, highway and other criteria.