Anaergia has started construction on its organic waste-to-energy facility in Rialto, a city about 50 miles east of Los Angeles, near the center of the Agua Mansa Industrial Corridor.
Called the Rialto Bioenergy Facility (RBF),the plant will help address two pressing waste management issues in Southern California: food waste diversion from landfills and biosolids management, the company said in a press statement.
The plant will convert 700 tons per day of food waste and 300 tons per day of biosolids into renewable natural gas, renewable electricity, and Class A organic fertilizer.
When construction is completed in 2020, it will be the largest food waste diversion and energy recovery facility in North America.
Anaergia is building the RBF in collaboration with Waste Management, Republic Services, Southern California Edison, Anaheim Public Utility, Southwest Gas Utility, City of Rialto, the Sanitation Bureau of the City of Los Angeles, and the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, and of Orange County.
The plant is co-funded by the California Energy Commission, U.S. Department of Energy, CalRecycle, State of California and significant private investment.