Quasar Energy Group began construction of an anaerobic digester in Franklin, Ohio, that will accept regional food processing and waste and biosolids, the company reported on May 29.
“The project builds on a continuing collaboration between quasar and PPG Industries Inc., according to the company, as Quasar has managed PPG’s lime lakes reclamation project in Barberton, Ohio, since 2009. There, PPG also operates a specialty chemicals manufacturing site.”
“Funding for the project is being provided in part by USDA Rural Development through the Rural Energy for America Program. Like quasar has done with the rest of its systems, the facility is being built using 99 percent U.S. components, 80 percent of which are sourced in Ohio.”
“Construction of the facility is scheduled to be completed in September, marking the third quasar facility to come on line this year. The company has two other projects nearing completion in Wheatfield and Buffalo, N.Y., and additional facilities operating in Cleveland, Columbus, Haviland, North Ridgeville, Wooster and Zanesville, Ohio, as well as Rutland, Mass.”