28 Jun '14, 2pm

#peakoil On Front Lines of Recycling, Turning Food Waste into Biogas: An increasing number of sewage treatment...

#peakoil On Front Lines of Recycling, Turning Food Waste into Biogas: An increasing number of sewage treatment...

An increasing number of sewage treatment plants in the U.S. and Europe are processing food waste in anaerobic biodigesters, keeping more garbage out of landfills, reducing methane emissions, and producing energy to defray their operating costs. In February, trucks from Waste Management, Inc. started working new routes in Los Angeles County, California. Waste Management collects food scraps from restaurants, grocery stores, hotels, and food processing plants, takes them to a company facility in Carson City, and grinds them into a slurry. That liquid is taken to a Los Angeles County wastewater treatment plant, where it is mixed in with sewage — one part food waste to nine parts human waste — and processed in an anaerobic digester . The end result? Biogas that can be burned as fuel — a benefit that may encourage the Los Angeles County Sanitation District to expand the initiat...

Full article: http://peakoil.com/alternative-energy/on-front-lines-of-r...

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