in design, fabrication, and installation of geomembrane covers & liners.
Industrial & Environmental Concepts, Inc. (IEC) offers a wide range of industrial cover products for a variety of industrial applications, including gas collection, rainwater collection, wastewater management, odor control, evaporation control, and waste management.
For over twenty years, IEC has been providing farmers with affordable and effective cover applications designed to meet their needs and environmental regulation requirements. With ever-changing nutrient management regulations, IEC’s wide range of cover solutions solves the toughest problems.
IEC liner systems can be found in some of the harshest climates on earth. Our experienced crews have successfully installed geomembrane in some of the most challenging basins of every size and configuration imaginable across four separate continents.
On any dairy farm, handling waste products is an important part of the producer’s farm management plan. Managing manure and other by-products is definitely a complex issue. Managing dairy wastes means protecting the quality of surface and ground water, finding ways to utilize the waste product and being “neighbor” friendly when it comes to potential odors emitted from these waste by-products. As environmental stewards, producers must deal with a number of variables ranging from animal concentration, to weather, to terrain and soils of the land. Answers to these issues have become more technical and complicated as requirements increase along with changes that have occurred in the framework set by the Environmental Agency’s (EPA) 2008 Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Rule.
In 2013, the Blue Mountain Biogas Power Generation plant came on line in Beaver County, Utah. Owned and operated by Alpental Energy Partners of Provo, Utah – developers of alternative energy power plants – the $17 million, 3.2 MV plant is generating electricity from biogas provided by the anaerobic digestion of swine manure. A portion of the capital costs was eligible to be covered by a U.S. Treasury 1603 Grant.
Murphy Brown, the livestock production subsidiary of Smithfield (the largest hog producer in the U.S.), operates the hog farms in Beaver County. The 10 farms on the 1,000-acre Blue Mountain site, along with adjacent skyline farms, produce around one million hogs a year, so a constant stream of manure is available for biogas production. Until construction of the Blue Mountain Biogas plant, all manure was transferred by the farming operation to settlements tanks, where it evaporated, releasing methane into the atmosphere.
Jan. 6, 2014 - Around 100 people from around the globe braved Wisconsin’s freezing temperatures to attend the ribbon cutting of Rosendale Dairy’s new 1.4-megawatt biodigester.
The facility – which generates farm-produced energy, tackles environmental concerns, provides unique learning experiences, and creates profitable end-products – was launched December 11.
The project included installing two of BIOFerm Energy System’s complete mix anaerobic digestion tanks — COCCUS — as well as the construction of a hands-on learning laboratory.