CleanWorld Expanding Successful Sacramento BioDigester

  CleanWorld Expanding Successful Sacramento BioDigester

Anaerobic Digestion system will divert 40,000 tons per year of organic waste,
               producing renewable natural gas and fertilizers

Business Wire

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- June 24, 2013

On the heels of the successful launch of the Sacramento BioDigester in
December, 2012, CleanWorld officially broke ground today to expand the 10,000
tons per year facility by 300 percent to 40,000 tons per year making it the
largest commercial high-solids food waste digester in the United States. Upon
completion in December, 2013, the Sacramento BioDigester will convert 100 tons
per day of food waste into renewable energy in the forms of heat, electricity,
natural gas, and fertilizer enhancements.

The CLEANWORLD Team is jumping for joy at the groundbreaking of its Sacramento
BioDigester expansion ...

The CLEANWORLD Team is jumping for joy at the groundbreaking of its Sacramento
BioDigester expansion earlier this week. Already successfully processing
10,000 tons per year, CleanWorld's Sacramento BioDigester will be fully scaled
to a 40,000 ton per year system by December, 2013. (Photo: Business Wire)

The Sacramento BioDigester received tremendous attention last year when
CleanWorld announced that the Phase I project, which broke ground June 2012,
had already began accepting food waste in early December. Earlier this month,
the Sacramento BioDigester began providing renewable compressed natural gas
(CNG) to the adjacent CNG Fueling Station operated by Atlas Disposal –
providing clean renewable fuel for the company’s waste hauling fleet.

CleanWorld – known as the North American leader in Anaerobic Digestion --
broke ground in May, 2013 on a 20,000 ton per year BioDigester at the
University of California, Davis – an innovative project that blends landfill
gas and digester gas to produce electricity for UC Davis. In 2012, the company
also placed into service the American River Packaging BioDigester in Natomas,
California, which produces electricity for the box manufacturing company.

When complete, the Sacramento BioDigester will produce 700,000 diesel gallons
per year of renewable CNG and prevent the release 18,000 tons of CO[2] into
the atmosphere. The CleanWorld facility will produce 8 million gallons a year
of organic soils and fertilizer products for Sacramento area farms and
agriculture and generate 1 million kilowatts of electricity to be used to
power the facility and the adjacent Fueling Station.

“With the Sacramento BioDigester, CleanWorld has taken an historic step
forward in developing innovative and cost effective waste management and
energy solutions,” said Shawn Garvey, CleanWorld’s Vice President of
Communications and Public Affairs.

CleanWorld’s proprietary anaerobic digestion technology, developed at the
University of California, Davis, and fabricated and constructed in California,
utilizes natural microbes to break down organic waste, generating biogas and
other forms of renewable energy. CleanWorld’s BioDigesters are pre-fabricated,
value-engineered, and modular-by-design, and require no additional water as do
many AD facilities – meaning the system is less expensive, significantly
shortens construction time and has a much smaller footprint.

“California leads the way in implementing cost-effective and sustainable waste
management solutions that solve renewable energy and environmental problems,”
Garvey said. “CleanWorld is working hard to put our US-made technology to work
in every city and state in the United States.”

About CleanWorld

CleanWorld  provides businesses and communities with cost-effective solutions
for converting organic waste to renewable energy, soil enhancement products
and other valuable byproducts. The company  bases its waste recycling systems
on a proprietary solution using anaerobic digestion, a technology that
converts waste to renewable energy and other valuable byproducts through a
biological system with a mix of naturally occurring bacteria. CleanWorld
currently offers scalable, affordable and flexible anaerobic digestion
technologies for converting a wide variety of organic waste materials into
high-quality biomethane, marketable bio-based products and clean water.

Project Partners

Financing provided by Synergex, Five Star Bank, Central Valley Community Bank,
California Energy Commission, CalRecycle and California Office of State
Treasurer. Key project partners include Otto Construction, Atlas Disposal,
City of Sacramento, Sacramento County, University of California, Davis, and
Sacramento Municipal Utility District. Additionally, Sacramento Metropolitan
Air Quality Management District, Carson Development Company, Peabody
Engineering, TSS Consultants, Capstone Turbine Corp. and Frank M. Booth have
played key roles in the development of the Sacramento BioDigester.

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Shawn Garvey, 530-559-2791
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