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Fifth Third Bank Recognizes NOVI Energy President as Innovative Leader

NOVI Energy President Anand Gangadharan was recognized for his innovative leadership by Fifth Third Bank’s Asian-Indian Business Resource Group at its 1st Annual Networking and Business Awards Ceremony. The “2013 Innovative Leadership Award” was awarded to Mr. Gangadharan in recognition of his leadership in his company and the Asian-Indian business community as a whole. The […]

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North Carolina Digester Projects Make Headway

NOVI Energy has made tremendous progress in recent weeks toward the development of two of its newest renewable energy generation projects; NOVI Carolina Digesters I & II. Recently, the company acquired real-estate for the anaerobic digester plants in Duplin County and Sampson County. The two sites are about 20 miles apart and will utilize organic […]

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USDA References Fremont Community Digester

Novi, Mich – On Monday, United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the USDA would be making an additional $181 million available for the continued development of commercial-scale biorefineries in the country.  Created through the 2008 Farm Bill, the Biorefinery Assistance Program provides loan guarantees to commercial-scale facilities for the development and […]

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Short’s Brewing Company Repurposes High Strength Waste Water for Electricity Generation

Elk Rapids, Mich. – Short’s Brewing Company, Northern Michigan’s largest craft brewery, is proud to have partnered with NOVI Energy of Novi, MI to divert high strength effluent from the Short’s production brewery to NOVI Energy’s Fremont Community Digester (FCD) for conversion into biogas usable in renewable electricity generation. This commitment by Short’s Brewing Co. […]

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NOVEC Biomass Plant Successfully Generates Electricity in Test

NOVI, Mich. — Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative and NOVI Energy announced that the NOVEC Energy Production, Halifax County Biomass* (NEPHCB) plant that the two companies have been working on together near South Boston, Va., generated its first electricity and connected to the PJM regional electric transmission grid on Sept. 11, 2013, at 11:11 a.m. during […]

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NOVI Energy Dedicates Fuel Tipper at Halifax County Biomass Project in South Boston, Virginia

NOVI, Michigan, March 12, 2013 – NOVI Energy joined with officials from Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC),  Virginia governmental leaders from Halifax County and a number of fuel suppliers to the Halifax County Biomass (HCB) Plant in celebrating initial operation of HCB’s fuel receiving equipment.  The CEOs of NOVEC and NOVI activated the plant’s “Fuel […]

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Food Waste is Turned into Kilowatts at NOVI Energy’s Digester Plant

By JC Reindl The sun and the wind seem to get all the attention in renewable energy. For Novi Energy, an overlooked fuel source for the future is a raucous and potent blend of food wastes and livestock manure. Just go easy on the manure. “There’s a hierarchy of wastes,” explained Anand Gangadharan, 49, the […]

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NOVI Energy Appoints Rob Zeldenrust V-P of Business Operations And General Manager of Fremont Community Digester

NOVI, Michigan December 17, 2012 NOVI Energy today announced Robert J. “Rob” Zeldenrust has been appointed to the new position of Vice President, Business Operations for NOVI Energy and General Manager of the Fremont Community Digester (FCD). FCD is a $22 million anaerobic digester that will generate renewable electricity by processing organic wastes in Fremont, […]

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Michigan Community Celebrates Startup of Anaerobic Digester

From: Renewable Energy from Waste By: REW Staff Supporters and government officials celebrated the startup of the $22 million Fremont Community Digester (FCD) plant, in Fremont, Mich., on Oct. 10. FCD produces electric power by processing organic waste. “Fremont Community Digester is a great example of how innovative Michigan businesses and West Michigan agriculture are […]

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Fremont digester turning food scraps into electricity, fertilizer and compost

Written by: Lindsey Smith A small farming community in West Michigan is celebrating the opening of plant that will turn organic waste into electricity. Colonies of specialized bacteria will do the bulk of the work. “The little fellows are just hungry as heck,” said Anand Gangadharan, president of Novi Energy. The company designed and will […]

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