Supplying the US agriculture sector with advanced anaerobic digestion solutions


What does America’s anaerobic digestion sector look like?

With some US States actively increasing the number of initiatives and policies banning or limiting how much waste can be sent to landfill, the move towards biogas energy recycling is gaining momentum. This transition seems to be underpinned by official Federal target setting, such as the 50% food and waste reduction goal to be achieved by 2030, which was announced by the US Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Agriculture in 2015. Some analysts now even suggest that biogas bioenergy could make a significant contribution to achieving the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, and also help nations hit their emissions targets under the Paris climate agreement.

The US biogas industry, according to the American Biogas Council, currently has more than 2,200 dedicated digester sites producing biogas, including:

  • 250 anaerobic digesters on farms
  • 1,269 water resource recovery facilities using an anaerobic digester (860 currently use the biogas they produce)
  • 66 standalone systems that digest food waste
  • 652 landfill gas projects

Europe meanwhile has more than 10,000 anaerobic digesters, and some communities there enjoy clean, fossil-free fuel as a result.

Increasing US biogas production

With its vast lands and huge farming industry, The USA clearly offers massive potential for the development of environmentally friendly and lucrative biogas production, and Balmoral are perfectly positioned to support you in delivering a successful AD project.

Key states with potential for a significant volume of AD plants include: Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado, Iowa, Idaho, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming.

How can Balmoral Tanks offer you the right anaerobic digestion tank for your project?

Balmoral Tanks is an award-winning global leader in the provision of digester tanks for AD plants. Its projects include some of the very largest digesters for multi-tank plants.

Balmoral has decades of experience and, since 2018, the company has invested more than $27 million in its 150,000sq ft state-of-the-art design and manufacturing facilities. They represent the most technically advanced production facilities in the industry – supported by unrivalled levels of expertise and service.

For this reason, many AD project coordinators, investors, designers and EPC contractors choose to specify Balmoral-built tanks for their anaerobic digestion plants.

With Balmoral, you can expect:

  • ISO, AWWA and NSF quality standard compliant tanks
  • Storage tank specification development tailored per your project design requirements
  • Prompt storage tank quotations including field installation if extra support is required
  • Visual site inspection
  • Over the phone support and consulting services
  • Customer service on storage tank parts, repairs, and maintenance, upgrades and refurbishment

I would like to take a little time to thank you for Balmoral’s cooperation and professional services. I am very happy how smooth the installation was.

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Our anaerobic digestion tanks

Balmoral anaerobic digester epoxy coated steel tank

Epoxy coated steel tanks

efusion® is the brand name for Balmoral Tanks’ in-house steel panel epoxy coating. This fusion bonded epoxy treatment provides a highly resistant coating to the tank panels.

The benefits of epoxy coated steel tanks against more traditional tank coatings include higher durability to impact, lower cost manufacturing, lower carbon footprint and more efficient design principles.

efusion is tested to similar stringent standards as glass coated steel and meets, exceeds or provides comparable performance against the following internationally recognised coating requirements:

  • ISO 12944
  • ISO 28765:2008
  • AWWA D103-09
  • NSF®-61-G

Balmoral anaerobic digester glass fused to steel tank

Glass fused to steel (GFS) tanks

Balmoral’s manufacturing process was designed to provide clients with a high performing, economical coating designed specifically for the containment of potable water and uncovered municipal wastewater tanks. Our enamel system combines the strength of steel with the corrosion and scratch resistance of glass.

Compared to other spray application methods, which often use inorganic clays to suspend the particles in water, enamel powder coating provides the proven optimal purity. This technical advantage combined with Balmoral’s process represents a new level of excellence in glass fused to steel tanks and silos.

  • Balmoral’s enamel system provides optimum purity
  • Tough resilient coating
  • A composite with the strength and flexibility of steel
  • Chemically inactive coating and unaffected by UV light

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