A.I.R. Waste to Energy
Biomass, or renewable energy from waste such as tires,forest debris, agricultural waste and scrap lumber, is quickly gaining popularity as an addition to many renewable portfolio standards (RPS) across the United States. AIR helps customers and communities harness the potential of biomass energy by building power and cogeneration facilities that cleanly burn renewable waste to fuel specialized engines that generate power and heat.
We can create small, medium or large, utility-scale biomass-to-energy plants, as well as smaller on-site biomass cogeneration and distributed generation plants that can fulfill a significant portion of a facility's energy needs, reducing energy costs, water consumption and air emissions. AIR has different ways of financing this technology through power purchase agreements (PPA), turnkey solutions or an energy savings performance contract (ESPC). ESPC customers can fund a biomass project completely with the energy cost savings they receive and enjoy additional benefits, such as renewable energy credits and the ability to sell excess energy back to the grid.
Methane from biogas, a natural byproduct of sewage treatment, landfill and animal-waste facilities, is a ready source of renewable energy. Rather than burning this gas, which consumes energy and increases local emissions, commercial and government facilities can use this biogas as a form of energy for on- and off-site use as a renewable energy source elsewhere.
AIR brings the proven experience and expertise needed to help governments and private industry convert biogas from a cost center into an energy source. We can design, build, own, operate and maintain methane digester facilities and pipelines. Power purchase agreements (PPAs) and energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) can provide financing, making these energy infrastructure improvements budget-neutral. Our independence gives our customers full access to the latest technology available for biogas plants, allowing us to provide solutions that capture this wasted resource, use it beneficially to have a positive impact on the bottom line, meet exact budget and power needs, create local jobs and improve the environment.