Processing Magazine

Company to develop wastewater energy recovery designs for New York treatment plants

April 10, 2012

NEW YORK — Rentricity Inc., a New York City-based renewable energy company, has received funding from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to develop energy recovery product designs for wastewater treatment plants.

Rentricity will be working with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP), using the City’s Wards Island, Coney Island and Owls Head wastewater treatment plants to facilitate the designs.

The project, beginning in March and slated to run through December 2012, will include an assessment of the mechanical, electrical and process control needs for Rentricity’s PowerGate™ and PowerWeir™ energy recovery configurations that would generate renewable energy in wastewater conduits. This project builds on an earlier NYSERDA award Rentricity received in 2010 that reviewed the structural components and energy availability at six New York City wastewater plants.

Rentricity Co-Founder and President, Frank Zammataro, said, “We are proud to contribute to New York City’s exploration of new renewable energy sources. As technology evolves and market conditions change we believe opportunities to harness the potential energy in the wastewater system will only grow.”