Synagro’s efficient facility operation will allow CCMUA to minimize costs, and the clean, sustainable technology will significantly reduce facility odor potential and contribute to an improved quality of life for our neighbors.
Houston, TX (PRWEB) July 27, 2011
Synagro Technologies, Inc. announced today that full-scale operation of Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority’s (CCMUA) green energy sludge drying facility will begin soon following recent contract approval from the Department of Community Affairs. At the facility, Synagro converts sewage sludge into a renewable fuel, transforming waste into a valuable alternative energy resource. Synagro’s ten-year, $28 million contract with CCMUA is for facility operation and fuel product marketing and distribution. The green technology replaces outdated facility equipment and is an example of Camden’s and Synagro’s commitment to green infrastructure.
“Synagro’s focus on green energy solutions makes us a perfect fit for cities like Camden looking to improve sustainability and manage costs,” explained Bill Massa, president and CEO of Synagro. “We transform organic waste materials into valuable resources and renewable fuels to meet civic goals while balancing the needs of communities.”
As a part of the ten-year contract Synagro will annually donate up to $25,000 to Camden’s civic, educational and philanthropic initiatives. One planned donation will provide playground equipment for a two-acre waterfront parcel next to the Ferry Avenue CCMUA facility. Additional project benefits to the local community include an 80 percent decrease in truck traffic entering and exiting the facility, significant odor reduction, and job creation.
“Synagro is an excellent partner for CCMUA because of its proven track record operating similar facilities nationwide,” said Andrew Kricun, Executive Director of CCMUA. “Synagro’s efficient facility operation will allow CCMUA to minimize costs, and the clean, sustainable technology will significantly reduce facility odor potential and contribute to an improved quality of life for our neighbors.”
Sewage sludge processed by Synagro at the CCMUA dryer will be converted into a renewable fuel and burned to create energy and power manufacturing operations. During its first year of operation, Camden’s dried biosolids will be burned instead of over 6,000 tons of coal, a more polluting form of fuel. Substituting dried biosolids for coal will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by over 17,000 tons annually. The ten-year contract includes an optional five-year extension.
Founded in 1986, Synagro, http://www.synagro.com, provides a system of solutions for civic and commercial organizations that manages by-products to create new, environmentally compelling options. The Company’s reliable, lasting system transforms industrial and municipal waste into environmentally-sustainable resources that benefit our communities and our planet— before an environmental footprint is left behind. As the largest recycler of organic by-products in the United States, Synagro uses best-in-class processes from beneficial reuse to renewable energy that adhere to the strictest of environmental regulations to provide sustainable solutions for communities across the nation. Serving more than 600 municipal and industrial water and wastewater facilities throughout the U.S., the Company’s leading systems of by-product management services help municipalities of all sizes save money and meet environmental regulations.
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Lauren Howe, Communications Specialist