Village of Ridgewood Biogas Project by HDR and Natural Systems Utilities Receives Renewable Energy Project of the Year Award

(May 5, 2014) - The Village of Ridgewood Biogas–Renewable Energy Project in Ridgewood, New Jersey, recently received the Renewable Energy Project of the Year award from the American Biogas Council. HDR designed the plant, which is operated by Natural Systems Utilities.

The Ridgewood project won Biogas Project of the Year for its unique characteristics as the only municipality biogas system that was 100 percent privately financed and fully self-sufficient in its energy supply. Renewable energy is produced onsite by an anaerobic digestion process that captures methane, which is then converted to power. The project lowers the village's carbon footprint and converts wastes to valuable resources for local use.

The ABC Awards recognize projects that make a significant impact on the development of the biogas industry. The represents more than 200 companies dedicated to maximizing the production and use of biogas from organic waste.

About HDR's Industrial Experience

We've partnered with industrial clients on projects that make profitable and sustainable operations possible, like the Gills Onions Advanced Energy Recovery System facility located in Oxnard, California, which produces renewable fuel from onion waste. The project won the American of Engineering Companies' Grand Conceptor award, ACEC's highest honor.

About HDR

At HDR, we've been helping our clients shape communities since 1917. Together, we push the boundaries of what's possible to solve the world's toughest challenges. With 8,500 employees in more than 200 locations around the world, we think global and act local. We've completed projects in more than 60 countries, always following through and holding ourselves accountable.