Biogas facility improves efficiency

By Dale Mickle, Construction Equipment Guide.

Napoleon Biogas LLC, based in Napoleon, Ohio, is the first commercial biogas (methane, or CH4) plant to generate renewable electricity in Ohio; the plant went online in January 2014. 

Using anaerobic digestion, a biological process that occurs when bacteria break down organic material in the absence of oxygen, the facility produces biogas, which can be used to generate energy in the place of traditional fossil fuels. With the capacity to digest 450 tons (408 t) of organic waste material each day, the plant provides an outlet to divert organic waste from landfills, while also producing renewable electricity.