The Matt Brewing Company

    • Fuel Type Biogas
    • Application Food & Beverage Industry
    • kW Production 400 kW
    • Location Utica, NY, USA

    About This Project

    A new and very progressive CHP solution in the food & beverage industry shows the example of a brewing company with a wastewater treatment project in Utica New York. Construction on the digester system, designed by EMG, began in early 2012, with installation of a 200,000 gallon wastewater equalization tank, five 40,000 gallon Anaerobic Fluidized Bed Digester (AFBD) tanks, and the CHP power-generation equipment. The brewing process creates wastewater from cleaning out brewing vessels and aging vats daily. The wastewater is saturated with organic materials, which are broken down by bacteria in the digestion process. The system will treat an average of 150,000 gallons of water each day, or 50 million gallons per year, generating up to 400 kW-per-hour of electricity and 474kW thermal energy used by the brewery. The CHP plant has been installed inside the brewing company facility in a specially designed machine room. The 400ekW/h biogas CHP module provides the brewery with an electrical efficiency of 39.10% and 1,934,684 BTU/h thermal energy. The prime mover is a 2G agenitor 212. In addition to the CHP cogeneration unit, 2G also supplied the complete gas treatment, including cooler, dryer /dehumidification, and the H2S removal system. Also the brewery decided to install the 2G Thermal Heat Distribution System including a Hydronic Junction. It assures that the CHP maintains optimum thermal performance at any time in different load situations, and it supplies the thermal energy to various consumers throughout the brewery.


    Additional Details

    • Total Electrical Power
    • Module
      agenitor 212
    • Configuration
      Container Module
    • Extras
      Biogas Treatment System
    Download .PDF


    Project Gallery 4 photos

    • The Matt Brewing Company
    • The Matt Brewing Company
    • The Matt Brewing Company
    • The Matt Brewing Company
    • The Matt Brewing Company
    • The Matt Brewing Company
    • The Matt Brewing Company