Renewable energy development company Carbon Cycle Energy (C2e) has broken ground on its $100M utility-scale biogas facility in North Carolina, US.
The facility, located on 82 acres near Warsaw in south-eastern North Carolina, will transform animal and food waste into clean energy. It will be able to process more than 750,000t of organic waste annually.
When completed in late 2017, the plant will generate enough clean energy to power 32,000 homes annually.
According to C2e CEO James Powell, the facility will produce enough fuel annually to generate approximately 290,000MWh of electricity.
Powell said: "The sheer size of this project means that it will have a huge environmental impact both by addressing the major pollution problem caused by greenhouse gas emissions from decomposing food and animal waste, and by producing an alternative to fossil fuels in commercially significant volumes."
At full capacity, the plant will generate 6,500 dekatherms of bio-methane daily, the equivalent to about 50,000 gallons of diesel fuel.
C2e has secured deals to supply 100% of the plant's bio-methane output.
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