This innovative system was designed to provide renewable 'green' thermal energy to replace energy from natural gas for the City's sludge dryer by turning Sanford's treated wastewater sludge into gas. The energy in the sludge is then converted to heat safely and economically.
According to their press release, "This first of its kind, industry-changing technology will provide Sanford with a long-term, green solution for sludge disposal while saving millions of dollars in natural gas fuel costs. Sanford's 20-year contract with MaxWest also provides long-term energy price stability. And, as the system grows, the opportunity to produce renewable green electricity is available."