Biofuels Use of Digester Gas in Fuel Cells
Developer: BioFuels Energy, LLC
Owner: BioFuels Energy, LLC & New Energy Capital
Location: San Diego, Ca.
BioFuels Energy LLC is taking a wasted, environmentally damaging resource, in this case methane gas being flared at the City of San Diego Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Facility, and converting it to renewable energy. The first phase of the two-phase, $45 million development was the installation of a treatment facility. In the second phase of the project, three fuel cells were installed at separate locations: at the Biogas facility in Point Loma, at San Diego’s South Bay wastewater plant and at the University of California, San Diego.
Development Team: BioFuels Energy LLC, HDR Engineering Inc., U.S. Bank, New Energy Capital, FuelCell Energy Inc., Otto H. Rosentreter Company, SCS Energy and the CleanTech Alliance Fund.