Centrisys to provide decanter centrifuge for Bioenergy Devco’s Maryland Food Centre project

Centrisys will provide a CS26-4DT 2PH decanter centrifuge to dewater feed sludge at Bioenergy Devco’s Anaerobic Digestion Facility at the Maryland Food Centre

Centrisys, a North American manufacturer of decanter and thickening centrifuges and dewatering systems, has secured an order from Bioenergy Devco for a CS26-4DT 2PH decanter centrifuge. The system will be installed at the Maryland Food Centre Anaerobic Digestion Facility, which is currently under construction and is expected to be fully operational before year’s end.

The organic recycling facility will manage 70,000-100,000 tons per year of food and agricultural waste to be sustainably processed. Centrisys’ CS26-4DT 2PH decanter centrifuge will dewater feed sludge that is 80% anaerobically digested food waste and 20% anaerobically digested municipal waste.

Michael Kopper, CEO and founder of Centrisys, said: “Bioenergy Devro chose our CS26-4DT decanter centrifuge as the solution to dewater a broad range of mixed food waste sludges. This type of environmental process requires reliable and versatile equipment, and we stand behind and are proud that our decanter centrifuge was the proven, lower-risk solution.”

Some features of the CS26-4DT decanter centrifuge include Rotodiff hydraulic scroll drive, high G-volume and torque capacity, and feed capacity up to 400gpm.

According to Centrisys, food waste is the second largest category of municipal solid waste sent to landfills in the US, accounting for approximately 18% of the waste stream. Over 30 million tons of food waste is sent to landfills each year, and of the less than 3% of food waste currently being diverted from landfills, most of it is being composted to produce fertiliser.

Bioenergy Devco’s Maryland Food Centre Authority Anaerobic Digestion Facility is said to be the Mid-Atlantic region’s first anaerobic digestion facility that will allow up to 100,000 tons of organic waste. As anaerobic digestion harvests energy by harnessing the power of microorganisms to break down or digest biodegradable waste in air-tight tanks without oxygen, the resulting product is captured, refined, and used as renewable natural gas.

Kopper added: “A key consideration in the establishment of our partnership with Bioenergy Devco was the accessibility and reputation of Centrisys’ US operations team. We took a customer-centric and real-time approach to understand the variables in this first-of-its-kind operation, and will lean on our ability as a partner for process optimization, engineering, and service.”