UC Davis Renewable Energy Anaerobic Digester Facility
CX(s) Applied: B5.20
Offices(s): Golden Field Office
The U.S. Department of Energy is proposing to provide federal funding to the University of California, Davis under the DOE's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Community Renewable Energy Deployment Project, to install a Renewable Energy Anaerobic Digester facility (READ) and internal combustion engine generator at a closed campus Class 3 municipal solid waste landfill located in the west campus area. The proposed READ facility would accept organic wastes (feedstock) from campus operations as well as off campus sources, process the feedstock in a biodigester, and use the biogas produced in the biodigester and the biogas collected from the campus landfill to generate electricity in a 1200 kilowatt internal combustion engine. The intent of the proposed project is to develop and construct a waste-to-renewable energy facility to benefit the University of California, Davis.