Technology Benefits

Community Level Impact

The key benefits to be accrued with the implementation of the BTA® Process are summarized in the table below.

 

Key BTA® Process Benefits Summary

Key Feature                 
Community Benefits

Flexible Siting

BTA plants require small amounts of land to site a facility. Site plans and building layouts are smaller because there is rapid degradation, reduction and production of multiple products. Siting in a more urban area or a WWTP site is feasible, reducing the overall cost of the solution via reduced transportation costs.

Wide Range Of Feedstocks

The BTA® Process is specifically designed to process a broad range of biodegradable organic elements found in MSW, including organics that are commingled, such as disposable diapers and compound packaging. Mixed waste processing, known as Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) can be implemented to expand the feedstock classes.

Maximized Diversion

Combined with the broad range of feedstocks acceptable for conversion is an industry leading 90% plus capture rate of the organic fraction found in the feedstocks. These features translate to maximized organics diversion achievement when measured at the landfill and not the curb.

Flexible Bioenergy Production

A major benefit of AD is the production of biogas. With its patented AD techniques, the BTA® Process produces biogas rich in methane content (approximately 65%), which is a valuable resource to produce multiple forms of community based renewable energy.

Limited Emissions

The level of emissions is critical to implementing an organics solution. Noise, odour, dust and greenhouse gases are significantly reduced as the majority of the biology occurs inside pipes, pumps and tanks. It is also fact that AD produces the least amount of VOC emissions of any organics or waste processing method.

Enhanced Process Control

Many organics processing methods experience difficulty in controlling issues such as leachate, noise from equipment, dust from piles, and odours from the decomposing organic matter - all of which contribute to environmental problems, negative visibility and public pressure from the community.

Flexible, Robust Design

The BTA® Process is flexible, modular and robust, allowing for only portions of the process to be installed, The ability to incrementally increase capacities, and the capability to respond to change is inherent in the architecture and design and is typically installed using a processing line approach.

Short Retention In The Plant

In less than 21 days, waste entering a BTA facility is converted into biogas, solids, liquids and residuals. The conversion of biogas to bioenergy is a continuous process. The digestate is then finished and amended aerobically, at accelerated rates versus standard aerobic methods.

By-Product Quality   

The compost has been independently tested and proven to be a quality soil enhancer, with growth properties superior to peat or aerobic yard waste compost. When compared to strict North American compost quality standards, tough requirements for unrestricted use compost are    comfortably exceeded.

 

 

Demonstrated Leadership
 
Maximized Diversion
 
Risk Mitigation