Maryland Food Center Facility

Jessup, MD


Maryland’s Smart Solution for Organics Recycling

Where Ecology Meets Economy

Our newest organics recycling facility, located on the Maryland Food Center campus in Jessup, MD, is the first anaerobic digester of its scale in the state. The facility is capable of recycling 115,000 tons of organics annually to produce approximately 265,000 MMBtu of renewable natural gas for energy and 20,000 tons of rich, fertile soil amendment for agricultural and other land use. The resulting greenhouse gases prevented from being released into the atmosphere has the equivalent environmental impact of a 47,000 acre forest, or 56 times the size of Central Park.

Ton Per Year Capacity

Estimated MMBtu Production

7,000+ Homes
Powered Annually Per Facility

Who We Serve

Food Industry

Bioenergy Devco partners with a wide variety of companies, food processors and institutions that face a daunting challenge—disposing of organic waste in a cost-effective yet sustainable manner. Our solutions-based approach to organic waste management allows us to solve diverse waste management challenges, improve production inefficiencies, decrease operating costs and meet corporate sustainability goals.


Bioenergy Devco partners with local and state governments and regional partnerships to turn waste management challenges into profitable economic development solutions with utility-grade anaerobic digestion. Our technology allows for the diversion of organic waste from landfills and incinerators while supporting broader zero waste goals, generating high-quality jobs and stimulating the local economy.

Waste Haulers

Our Jessup facility is designed for haulers with an efficient layout, maximized traffic flow and multiple scales, allowing for minimized on-site time. Open for deliveries 24/7 and located approximately one mile from I-95, haulers can reduce transportation costs while increasing their sustainability-focused customer base.

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Maryland Will Soon Require Businesses to Recycle Organic Byproducts

Maryland recently became the latest among a growing number of states that require businesses to recycle food residuals. Beginning January 1, 2023, commercial entities that generate at least 2 tons per week of food residuals (1 ton per week beginning in 2024) and are located within 30 miles of an organics recycling facility, like our Jessup facility, will be required to separate and divert food residuals away from final disposal in landfills and incinerators.

Schedule A Tour

To visit the facility, learn more about the business and environmental benefits of anaerobic digestion and reserve capacity before implementation of Maryland’s new organics recycling law, contact us today.