BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Seeking to greatly expand its unique waste-to-value technology in the United States, Austrian-based BDI-BioEnergy International AG has entered into a teaming agreement with nationally-ranked construction firm LPCiminelli, Inc., headquartered in Buffalo, N.Y.
The two companies began working together in 2010 on various BioDiesel and BioGas projects. Since then, there has been a significant increase in waste-to-value interest driven by unstable energy prices, an overall movement towards renewable energy sources and the need to recover valuable fertilizer from organic waste streams. This teaming agreement allows the firms to offer a value proposition to prospective clients of turn-key engineer-design-construct services which include process performance guarantees.
"The United States is not only the biggest consumer of energy but also by far the biggest producer of waste," said Louis Ciminelli, Chairman & CEO of LPCiminelli. "We knew waste-to-value could be a good business opportunity for our EPC/Solutions group if we teamed with the right technology partner and that partner is BDI."
BDI has established itself in Europe already in the 1990's and has since pioneered the areas of MultiFeedstock BioDiesel and BioGas technology.
"In the United States, we still find large organic waste streams which go to landfill rather than being turned into renewable electricity or compressed renewable natural gas for transportation as well as valuable fertilizer. Our proven Anaerobic Digestion technology is well established in Europe and meets ample opportunity stateside," says Dr. Edgar Ahn, CSO of BDI-BioEnergy.