September 30, 2019
Piping is underway inside and out at the Aries Linden Biosolids Gasification Facility in Linden, NJ.
Bob Makin – Central Jersey Home News Tribune
USA TODAY NETWORK – NEW JERSEY
September 30, 2020
LINDEN – Piping work has begun at the forthcoming Aries Linden Biosolids Gasification Facility at the site of the sewerage authority the city shares with neighboring Roselle.
When complete in the first quarter of next year, the plant daily will process 430 tons of sludge into 22 tons of biochar, a cross between charcoal and peat moss used to fertilize agricultural corps, gardens and household plants.
A closed-loop, carbon-negative system of pipe requires no fossil fuels during operations, Nashville-based Aries Clean Energy said. As a result, the city will reduce its carbon footprint, Mayor Derek Armstead said.
“We pay to have our sludge removed so we can reduce the cost of that by using Aries,” Armstead said.
In addition to converting sludge into biochar, the system will capture methane, which has a global warming impact 23 times greater than carbon dioxide that otherwise would be released in the atmosphere, Aries said. That process will reduce greenhouse gases, as well as a reduction in the trucking miles of previous disposal methods, according to Aries.
For more information about the project, include a live camera that updates every 30 minutes, visit bit.ly/348xUK3.
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