The SG Solution
Proving the Scale of SG's Systems
Mid Valley Disposal (MVD) implemented a SG Mobile™ System with GORE® Covers (covered aerated static pile) Pilot-Scale Demonstration Project in 2014 as a way to test the following:
- SG 8-Week Compost Manufacturing Process
- Food Waste Composting
The MVD Pilot-Scale Demonstration Project helped MVD to learn the end-to-end organics composting process and also enabled them to test the constraints, abilities, mix ratios and all other requirements, including odor and VOC emission control, to decide whether or not they wanted to enter into organics composting operations. In addition to other standards, MVD’s facility needed to meet the GHG emission reductions (Rules 4465 and 4466) required by the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.
MVD selected Sustainable Generation’s SG Mobile™ with GORE® Covers because it was already a proven solution for meeting VOC emission reductions for the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.
The demonstration project resulted in MVD’s decision to start a composting operation and it also validated their choice of the SG Bunker™ with GORE® Covers as the product to use for their full scale operation. Additionally, lessons learned during the demonstration project helped MVD gain valuable input for the full-scale facility design process. They learned that because of their hot, dry environment, it would be necessary to add water to the process, so they had water piping designed into the new facility saving time and money for their full-scale operation. Also of value was the education the demonstration project provided regarding the vital importance of the front-end source separation collection and transportation components.