BTS Biogas expands services into North America with new subsidiary
BTS Biogas Srl (BTS), the Italy-headed developer and supplier of anaerobic digestion facilities and a wholly-owned biogas technology subsidiary of the US-headed Bioenergy Development Company (Bioenergy DevCo - BDC), has recently announced the company’s expansion into North America. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of BTS Biogas, the newly formed BTS North America (BTS NA) will serve as the official technology provider to BDC.
Together, BTS North America and Bioenergy DevCo will facilitate the finance, design, engineering, construction, and operations of sustainable, resilient anaerobic digestion (AD) projects across the United States (US).
With over 20 years of experience in the design, construction, and operation of more than 230 AD facilities worldwide, BTS Biogas leverages its proprietary technology throughout the world.
This technology includes plant-wide real-time telemetry and modular design within a completely enclosed environment. It ensures anaerobic digestion projects efficiently divert excess organics headed for incineration and landfills while generating carbon-negative renewable energy and healthy soil amendments.
We are incredibly proud to bring the BTS Biogas team to North America. America’s Mid-Atlantic region has been an important incubator for innovative, utility-grade anaerobic digestion technology. As the technology provider for Bioenergy Devco’s flagship facilities in Maryland and Delaware, we will continue our critical work of delivering innovative solutions that advance both clean energy and zero waste agendas for the country’s food industry, municipalities and waste management system. We look forward to working hand-in-hand with BDC as they extend their reach throughout the US to meet the growing demand for carbon-negative renewable energy for local homeowners and businesses, said Franco Lusuriello, CEO of BTS Biogas.
Operating from Annapolis
The company’s new North American division will be headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland (MD), and will be overseen by Christine McKiernan, the newly appointed Managing Director. Prior to joining BTS NA, she led project development efforts around organics recovery facilities in the US for SUEZ North America.
With over thirty years of experience in the renewable energy and anaerobic digestion industries, Christine McKiernan will manage the subsidiary’s operations and oversee services provided to Bioenergy DevCo’s Maryland Food Center facility and Bioenergy Innovation Center, including engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contracting, as well as technology and maintenance.
BTS Biogas’ longstanding expertise pairs well with Christine’s extraordinary engineering talents in optimizing sustainable anaerobic digestion technology. BTS North America, working together with Bioenergy DevCo, is proving invaluable to our ongoing construction of large-scale anaerobic digestion operations here in the United States, said Shawn Kreloff, CEO of Bioenergy DevCo.
BTS Biogas’ North American leadership team holds extensive, cross-sector experience in engineering and construction, organics diversion innovation, technology implementation, and renewable energy partnerships.
With several utility-grade facilities in development and a robust pipeline of projects across the country, the combination of both companies reflects the extraordinary demand, growth, and momentum for combined renewable energy and organics recycling solutions. These solutions help combat the climate crisis, facilitate sustainable agriculture and reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, said Shawn Kreloff.
While the headquarters will remain unoccupied until public health concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) subside, the office is expected to host employees by the end of 2021.