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Turning Organics Into Energy

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Q: I am a community member in a town in California, how best can we get our Public Work Department to investigate if this is a solution for our town?

A: If you live in a town that self-hauls its waste, ask your town representatives their plan for increased food waste diversion? If you live in a town which contracts its waste collection services with a small or large hauler, ask about the contract terms and where that waste management companies plans to direct food and green waste.

Q: Can the food and green organics your facility processes, from a transfer station or directly by truck haul, accept organics for a 2-bin or 3-bin system?

A: TNRE can accept organics from a green bin.  Our facility can accept commingled organic streams, SSO, post-consumer food scraps in the green bin with yard trimmings, or packaged material from commercial sources.

Per CalRecycle, each jurisdiction may also choose their own method of collection, as long as they are able to recycle the organic waste into usable products.  A one-, two-, or three-container collection system may be implemented, with standardized colors of collection containers and proper labeling on new containers.   

A one-container collection system allows for all waste – solid waste, organic materials, and recyclable materials – to be combined in one gray bin and sent to a high-diversion organic waste processing facility where the waste is separated.  TNRE is not a high-diversion organic waste processing facilityOur facility does not process MSW from the gray bin. 

As per CalRecycle, a two-container collection system uses one gray bin along with one blue or green bin. In both systems, the gray containers must be sent to a high-diversion organic waste processing facility.  Again, TNRE is not a high-diversion organic waste processing facility.  If there is a Green bin in the two-container collection system, that green bin is solely for food and yard waste. We are operating Compost and AD Facilities thus we can collect material from a green bin. 

In a three-container system, a green container is used for food and yard waste, blue for traditional recyclables, and gray for waste that is not organic or recyclable.  We are operating Compost and AD Facilities thus we can collect material from a green bin.

Q: Are you hauling waste and who are your clients?

A: We contract directly with the waste management companies. We are not haulers but  process and recycle products from the organic streams arriving at our gates. We will help Jurisdictions and Waste Management Companies with education to pass along to their clients, businesses and residents from whom they collect diverted organics.

Q: Do you have any sites in operation?

A: We are currently developing sites in several California communities but have nothing operational at the moment.

Q: When you plan to be operational?

A: We plan to start accepting material in 2022 and will continue to take material, with no pause in operations. 

Q: What is the cost for processing organics at your facility?

A: TNRE will work on a long-term and preferential pricing for clients that engage in early development of the TNRE facilities. We look forward to exploring options for your Company and the Jurisdictions you service.

Q: What is the anticipated cost increase for an average household to implement this long-term and sustainable solution?

A: Contracts need to be amended and negotiated between Jurisdictions and their Waste Management Companies. TNRE suspects that to implement a state-of-the art AD facility to process organics, with added benefit of RNG and compost, that it will equate to one coffee per month / per household.

Q: What will a TNRE facility do to property values in the area?

A: TNRE is convinced this facility will have a positive impact on property values in the area.  Our facility will bring a significant increase in property and sales tax revenue to reinvest in the community.  Further, by creating an employment hub for the community we will create up to 50 well-paying, green jobs that will provide individuals the opportunity to buy homes and raise their families in the communities they live in.

Q: Will a TNRE Facility effect traffic and safety in the local area?

A: As part of the permitting process, we will perform a traffic study to ensure we do not adversely impact the traffic or safety levels within your community.  

Q: Will the TNRE Facility effect the view or negatively impact our view of the landscape?

A: Developing a facility that is complementary to the surrounding community is important to TNRE.  We do our best to choose areas that are nearly void of residential homes, and hired an industry leading architect to develop an attractive solution that implements design elements of the surrounding community.  The renderings of our facilities will have color palates and landscaping plantings allowing the facility to complement the surrounding landscape.

ACCEPTING ORGANIC MATERIALS: HOW IT WORKS?

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Q: How does the AD Technology and work and accept both green organics and high volumes of food?

A: Our solution utilizes contamination removal best practices to ensure highest organic recovery and our system can handle changing organic material mix over time.  TNRE Facilities can process commingled organic streams – food scraps, green waste and yard trimmings – all in the same bin. TNRE facilities can manage loads from a variety of sources – residential, industrial, institutional and commercial sources – and will accept the following: 

  • Food scraps
  • Commingled collected food & green material
  • Green material
  • Yard trimmings
  • Industrial commingled food
  • Compostable material**
  • Packaged food **
  • Fat, oil and grease (FOG) and liquid food 

 

* TNRE will not contain biosolids – a heavy metal source

** limitations apply, details to be discussed with TNRE

Q: What will your facility do to prevent odors escaping?

A: TNRE and its leadership team have managed organics facilities for over 10 years and understands your concerns regarding odors.  We have done in-depth concept development to choose established and proven technologies that implement the most advanced odor control technologies, these include a fully enclosed receiving building with negative airflow constantly pulling air into the building, an airtight anaerobic digestion solution, an advanced composting process, and the implementation of a biofilter system that will treat and clean the air before it is discharged.  Further, we will develop and implement an odor control plan that will have a number for the public to call with any odor complaints.  In case of any odor complaints will be quickly investigated and resolved.

Q: Does the TNRE Facility flare and what will the flare do to our view of the starry night sky?

A: The flares that TNRE will implement are for emergency use only and will be fully enclosed with no visible flame.

RENEWABLE NATURAL GAS:

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Q: Why is producing RNG important for the California Market?

A: CalRecycle estimates that 2025 capacity will limit landfill organic waste diversion to an additional 10 million tons. In order to meet the 2025 goal established in SB 1383, however, required additional capacity for landfill organic waste diversion is approximately 18 million tons. CalRecycle indicates that the estimated capacity shortfall of eight million tons must be met in large part through increased anaerobic digestion and co-digestion, both of which generate biogas that can be upgraded into biomethane.  Our AD solution can reduce cost, increase ease of pre-processing organic material, and contribute to increased biomethane production in California. 

COMPOST:

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Q: Who can purchase TNRE’s compost?

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Q: Is the TNRE compost certified?

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