Home to the World’s Largest Indirect Dryer, The Back River Facility Paved the Way for Drying Technology to Become Widely Accepted
BALTIMORE, Maryland, July 27, 2021 – Synagro Technologies, Inc., the preeminent provider of biosolids and residuals solutions services in North America, welcomed its new Board of Directors (BOD) to its headquarters in Baltimore recently and to its Back River Facility as part of a two-day meeting. Bob Preston, chief executive officer, Synagro, and Joseph Hurt, senior operations manager, Back River Facility, Synagro, provided the BOD with a review of the facility’s history; guided them through the facility’s operations; and discussed plans to sustain the plant’s utilization in the future to meet the growing needs of the City of Baltimore and Baltimore County, Maryland.
The Back River Facility became home to the world’s largest indirect dryer when it launched in 1995 and paved the way for drying technology to become widely adopted. Its design allows for the facility to receive and process liquid and semi-liquid biosolids. It manages biosolids by transforming anaerobically digested material into a usable fertilizer product. Additionally, a state-of-the-art, five-stage air quality control process removes particulate matter and eliminates volatile organic compounds and odor components from the dryer.
The new BOD includes Chris Crampton, Cedric Lucas and Nick Semeniuk, all from Goldman Sachs; and independents Linda Fisher, Eric Gernath and Mark Weidman.
Founded in 1986, Synagro Technologies, Inc. works to turn waste into worth by helping more than 1,000 municipal and industrial water and wastewater facilities in North America move toward safer, cleaner and more environmentally beneficial practices. For some, it’s simply cleaning the water supply. For others, it’s much more – we partner with them to process their waste for compost or energy pellets, creating healthy soil and sequestering carbon in the process. As the largest recycler of organic by-products in North America, we’re trusted because we remove risks while keeping the logistics clean. Because we have the most experienced team in the industry, we can offer tailored solutions that ensure no waste goes to waste. Much of our work isn’t pretty. But it’s a greener world emerging from a cleaner one – worth coming from waste – and we think that’s pretty beautiful. Visit synagro.com to learn more.
EQT is a differentiated global investment organization with more than EUR 62 billion in raised capital and around EUR 40 billion in assets under management across 19 active funds. EQT funds have portfolio companies in Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America with total sales of more than EUR 27 billion and approximately 159,000 employees. EQT works with portfolio companies to achieve sustainable growth, operational excellence and market leadership.
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