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Maryland Food Center Authority (MFCA)

USA
Operating since 2021
Jessup, MD
Operating since 2021
Jessup, MD
Plant size: 1.600 m3/h Biogas + 1,2 MWel
The plant is located at the Maryland Food Center, home to one of the region’s largest agri-food industrial and logistics zones, and is capable of processing up to 125,000 tons/year of organic by-products (fruit and vegetable processing waste, meat, bakery products, oil and fats, etc.) and wastewater from the food industry.
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Substrate
125.000 t/y of food waste, FOG and other organic waste
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Use of biogas
Production of biomethane for feeding into the grid and for transport. The plant produces enough biomethane to meet the needs of 4,800 homes
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Exploitation of heat energy
The thermal energy produced is used to heat the digesters and the surplus is sold to third parties
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Use of digestate
Nitrogen recovery and water purification using semi-permeable membrane technology, reuse of part of the purified water in industrial processes
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Plant of type

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Renewable energy production towards a circular economy
Agricultural plants
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A more sustainable and environmentally friendly economic activity
Agro-industrial plants
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Recover the economic value, minimizing the impact on the environment
Organic Waste