Fremont, MI biodigester to process 120,000 gallons of daily organic waste, expected to annually power 2,500 homes

By Justine McGuire, Michigan Live.

FREMONT, MI -- The revamped Fremont Regional Digester is expected to divert 165,000 tons of organic waste and produce enough electricity to power 2,500 annually. 

Closed in 2015 after an initial opening in 2012, the biodigester is under new ownership and management. San Francisco-based Generate Capital Inc. bought the plant, and invested "substantially" throughout 2017 to resume operations. 

Upgrades make it possible for the plant to run 24/7, and handle about 120,000 gallons of organic waste daily. 

A test start-up was completed in July, and the plant, 1634 Locust St. in Fremont Industrial Park, will be fully operational this fall.