The Seafood Waste Processing Plant was built on ten acres of a 95-acre site near several waterfront seafood processing facilities in Bayou La Batre, Alabama. It is one of the only industrial facilities in the state to be certified through the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Rating System - the industry leader for green buildings.
The shrimp and crab waste processing plant was built for The Gulf Coast Agricultural Seafood Cooperative and has the capacity to process more than 5,000 tons of shrimp and crab waste annually. The plant processes, dehydrates and converts seafood waste into marketable products such as animal feed, organic fertilizer and pottery. The plant also employs cost-effective, innovative environmental engineering throughout and is powered by renewable energy sources including solar energy and geothermal technology.
The 13,000-square-foot facility features a pre-engineered metal building that employs environmentally-friendly practices to treat the by-products of the seafood processing industry and dispose of associated waste and fumes. Special structure features include a biogas processing system with anaerobic digesters, aerobic lagoons, bio-filters, concrete and steel retention tanks, methane gas bladders, candlestick flares, and wetland restorations.