Monogram Snacks makes beef jerky and pickled products, producing leftover oils and fats that need to be disposed of. To avoid incurring high monthly surcharges for processing wastewater they elected to start construction of an in-house wastewater pre-treatment facility. When the new clean energy plant began operating, they began funneling the waste stream downhill to an anaerobic digester.
The waste is broken down in the digester and converted to methane gas, which is used to fuel a Cat® CG132-08 gas generator set that is capable of producing 400 kW of electric power. The genset, running at half its designated power rating, produces 200 kW of electric power to power the waste treatment facility.