To develop infrastructure to provide optimized anaerobic breakdown of food waste and, if indicated, other organic material to produce gas, fertilizer and other useful products.
Tier 1: Demonstrate operating capacity to anaerobically digest [15% of the food waste collected.
Tier 2: Demonstrate operating capacity to anaerobically digest [25% of the food waste collected.
In all cases, demonstrate biogas processing and utilization infrastructure to utilize the gas output of the facility.
Install capacity to process the required volume of food waste using mesophilic or thermophilic anaerobic digestion equipment.
Include gas scrubbing and other processing equipment, such as compressors for use as transportation fuel or direct connection with combined heat and power generators or connection with existing gas transmission networks.