DATA TO INFORM AND INSPIRE SUSTAINABLE BIOSOLIDS MANAGEMENT
Biogas Data - About

About Usversion: v1.2.0.11

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Whence come these data

In fall 2011, with seed funding by the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and data contributions from InSinkErator and others, NEBRA, and Black & Veatch set out to create a publicly-available, complete, and accurate consensus data set that describes:

1) the biogas potential from existing anaerobic digestion (AD) systems at U.S. wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) and

2) the current uses of, and potential future opportunities for using, the biogas produced by these facilities.

This website, with data free and open to anyone interested, is the result.

The goal is to refine and expand the data.

Notes

The data presented here are primarily Phase 1 data from the WWTP biogas data collection project of 2011-12. Their quality vary from state to state. See (Reports) for further details. There is no guarantee of data completeness and reliability; use at your own risk.

Be aware that a small number of facilities shown with anaerobic digestion (AD = "yes") do not have AD on-site. Instead, these facilities 'send' solids to be treated by AD at another facility. While the slide on the Home page states that solids from 1242+ WWTPs are treated by AD - it does not mean that there are 1242 WWTPs with AD! As this website is enhanced, we will clearly differentiate facilities that send biosolids to AD at other facilities. In the meantime, what you can see is the total volume of wastewater that leads to solids that are treated with AD.

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1) the biogas potential from existing anaerobic digestion (AD) systems at U.S. wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) and

2) the current uses of, and potential future opportunities for using, the biogas produced by these facilities.

This website, with data free and open to anyone interested, is the result.

The goal is to refine and expand the data.

Notes

The data presented here are primarily Phase 1 data from the WWTP biogas data collection project of 2011-12. Their quality vary from state to state. See (Reports) for further details. There is no guarantee of data completeness and reliability; use at your own risk.

Be aware that a small number of facilities shown with anaerobic digestion (AD = "yes") do not have AD on-site. Instead, these facilities 'send' solids to be treated by AD at another facility. While the slide on the Home page states that solids from 1242+ WWTPs are treated by AD - it does not mean that there are 1242 WWTPs with AD! As this website is enhanced, we will clearly differentiate facilities that send biosolids to AD at other facilities. In the meantime, what you can see is the total volume of wastewater that leads to solids that are treated with AD.

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Biogasdata.org ownership & maintenance

NEBRA created www.biogasdata.org using a collaborative project management culture, that can accomodate additional stakeholders.


Organizations interested in participating in a consensus-driven evolution of the site, or in backend access to the data, are encouraged to contact the administrator at info@biogasdata.org.

Related organizations are encouraged to provide a link to www.biogasdata.org from their websites. Right-click on the logo to download it.
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Organizations interested in participating in a consensus-driven evolution of the site, or in backend access to the data, are encouraged to contact the administrator at info@biogasdata.org.

Related organizations are encouraged to provide a link to www.biogasdata.org from their websites. Right-click on the logo to download it.
Biogasdata_4c.240.55
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You can help

Provide feedback and corrections. info@biogasdata.org

Help fund the next phase. info@biogasdata.org

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Flexible for future expansion

BiogasData.org is designed to accommodate future expansion. Ideas include:

  • Additional data search and reporting functions
  • Phase 2 data collection (Phase 2 data will include, for example, measured or estimated total biogas production at each WWTP, details about types of technologies in use for biogas treatment and energy production, existence of decommissioned digesters, local cost of electricity, etc.)
  • The ability for WWTPs to provide data updates directly - with administrative review for data quality
  • Inclusion of other biosolids management data (e.g., technologies used, use or disposal practices, etc.)
  • Inclusion of data from other countries in North America.
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  • Additional data search and reporting functions
  • Phase 2 data collection (Phase 2 data will include, for example, measured or estimated total biogas production at each WWTP, details about types of technologies in use for biogas treatment and energy production, existence of decommissioned digesters, local cost of electricity, etc.)
  • The ability for WWTPs to provide data updates directly - with administrative review for data quality
  • Inclusion of other biosolids management data (e.g., technologies used, use or disposal practices, etc.)
  • Inclusion of data from other countries in North America.

About This Project

Biogas project developers, engineering consultants, policy-makers, and others wish to obtain accurate data on biogas production and use in order to conceptualize, design, and develop renewable energy and resource recovery projects at U.S. WWTPs. However, finding these data has proven to be difficult, and many different organizations were independently spending considerable time and effort creating partial databases. This free online database attempts to address this need and get everyone on the same page with basic data.

A Collaborative effort!

Seed funding for data collection from...
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Funding for the biogasdata website (v 1.0) was graciously provided by…

Project Management

Ned Beecher, NEBRA, Tamworth, NH
Yinan Qi, Black & Veatch, Kansas City, MO
Lori Stone, LA Stone LLC, Leesburg, VA
Bill Toffey, MABA and Effluential Synergies, Phila, PA
Monty Graham, 350 Technologies, New York, NY

Project Advisors

U. S. EPA (R. Bastian, N. Naik-Dhungel) • NACWA (C. Hornback) • MA DEP (A. Law-Flood)
• NYSERDA (K. O’Connor) • WERF (L. Fillmore) • Hampton Roads Sanitary Dist. (C. Bott)
• MWH Americas (A. Umble) • CH2M Hill • REEThink (D. Saber) • East Bay MUD (V. DeLange)
• Thames Water (P. Clark) • BioCycle (Nora Goldstein)

Thanks to Pivotal Labs Inc. for project management support (Pivotal Tracker, the agile management tool).