NYC DEP Newtown Creek Biogas Purification Design
Design-Build installation of a biogas to energy digester gas conditioning system to the 55-acre Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant originally built in 1967 and updated with $5 billion improvements in 2013. Generating clean, renewable energy and fuel from organic waste the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant was one of the Nation’s first biogas to local natural gas distribution projects.
Pre-processed organic food waste is used to create additional biogas for conversion to renewable natural gas for heating New York City homes. The entire plant is part of PlaNYC, New York City’s sustainability blueprint whose goals are diverting solid waste from landfills, supporting renewable energy development, and reducing annual greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 90,000 metric tons. New York City plans on 30 percent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions citywide by 2030. The plant was created through a public/private partnership between the City of New York and National Grid.
The additional system increases production of clean, renewable energy from organic waste further reducing annual greenhouse gas emissions, keeping waste out of landfills and meeting standards set by the Clean Water Act to prevent sewer overflow to New York waterways.