New Technology Converts Livestock Waste Streams in Renewable Natural Gas
Bion Environmental Technologies, a provider of livestock waste treatment technology, has modified its technology platform to enable the capture of ammonia and its conversion into commercial products, which enables the production of RNG from the volatile solids in the waste stream.
Bion estimates the potential byproduct revenues from renewable energy (and associated carbon-reduction credits) and fertilizer production, based on present market prices, to be in the range of $15 to $20 million.
The technology platform can now employ anaerobic digestion to produce methane which can then be cleaned and injected into existing pipelines, resulting in clean, renewable natural gas. The gas can then be delivered anywhere in the country for use as a vehicle fuel, such as California where it would qualify for significantly more renewable energy credits.