Start-up for Biodigester in Fremont
The grand opening of NOVI Energy’s Fremont Community Digester occurred on October 10. The project, which will convert 100,000 tons of organic waste to electricity annually, will sell 3 MW of electricity to Consumers Energy. The levelized price for the electricity will be 14.08 cents/kWh. The $22 million project secured a loan guaranty through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Biorefinery Assistance Program. This will be the first large-scale anaerobic digester in the U.S. to take organic waste from multiple waste streams. It will produce biogas as fuel for two reciprocating engine generators.