EnerTech Environmental, Inc. announced today that it has signed a contract with HDR Design-Build, Inc to provide engineering, procurement and construction services for its upcoming SlurryCarb facility in Rialto, Calif. HDR Design-Build Inc. is a part of the architectural and engineering firm HDR, while Atlanta-based EnterTech is a renewable energy company dedicated to the protection of public health and the environment. Initial site preparation for the Rialto facility is currently underway and full construction is scheduled to begin this summer.
HDR has worked closely with EnerTech on the design of the Rialto facility, which will receive biosolids from municipalities in the Los Angeles region and produce approximately 140 tons per day of renewable fuel. "EnerTech's emerging SlurryCarb process represents a significant technological advancement in biosolids processing, and we are excited to partner with EnerTech to build the first commercial-scale facility in Rialto," said Doug Lisak, president and COO of HDR Design-Build, Inc.
EnerTech's SlurryCarb process economically produces a renewable fuel from biosolids and other high-moisture wastes. The Rialto SlurryCarb facility is scheduled to commence operations in early 2008. "HDR has extensive experience with design-build projects in both water and wastewater nationwide. The experience HDR brings to our Rialto project team will ensure a successful construction and startup cycle, and guarantee the ultimate success of the facility," said Kevin Bolin, president of EnerTech.