Huffington Post Canada

huffpost_business_canada[1]Huffington Post Canada, Harvest Power: Turning Your Rotten Food into Energy,” David Dodge 2014.02.17

Harvest Power Unveils Cutting Edge Central Florida Organics To Energy Facility

 

 

orlando-sentinel-300x62Orlando Sentinel, “Plant turns Disney food scraps into electricity,” by Kevin Spear. Plus article in print.

wftv-news9WFTV News 9, “New facility turns food waste into clean energy,” by Deneige Broom

orlando-business-journal[1]Orlando Business Journal, “Disney: A place where food scraps are turned into electricity,” by Matthew Richardson

 

 

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waste-management-worldWaste Management World, “Disney to Use Harvest Power’s New 5.4 MW Food Waste to Biogas AD Plant in Florida,” by Ben Messenger

Making the Conversion to Harvest Power As a New Customer

You’ve made the decision to “Choose Orlando” and participate in Responsible Food Recovery with Harvest Power. What’s next?

1. How do I contact Harvest Power to take the first step towards organic waste diversion for my business/ organization?

There are a few options: Contact Chris Peters, Regional Vice President, Harvest Power Florida at (407) 569-2754 or cpeters@harvestpower.com. You may also fill out short contact form or email us atorganics@harvestpower.com.

2. What does Harvest Power provide in terms of initial implementation of the program?

“We have designed a full program from training to disposal,” explains Peters, “We train the staff on the new procedures, work with management on logistics and cost analysis, and provide new signage and designated containers.”

3. How much does it cost to get started to send my organic waste to Harvest Power?

Each company is different, but we have found that implementing the program that Harvest Power has designed for organic waste diversion comes out to be at least cost-neutral compared to traditional trash disposal programs.

Companies all over Central Florida are choosing Orlando! Why not be the next?

The Beauty of Biogas

Anaerobic digestion produces biogas, but what does that mean? Think microscopic cows at a nightclub that can make cars fly.

Anaerobic Digestion and biogas are hot topics. Impress your friends with these quick concepts.

First, let’s break it down: “Anaerobic” means without oxygen, and “Digestion” means the breakdown of organic material. Put together you get anaerobic digestion as the breakdown of organic matter in the absence of oxygen – by anaerobic bacteria –, producing biogas.

Second, let’s dive into biogas. Biogas is a flexible fuel typically comprised of 60%-70% methane and 30-40% carbon dioxide. Imagine anaerobic bacteria as microscopic cows that chow down on starches, fats and sugars in oxygen-free nightclubs, burping up biogas. (Note: Engineers typically do not endorse this colorful version of describing anaerobic digestion, but admit it, now you can imagine it!).

Biogas is quite magical: when captured (such as at anaerobic digesters) it can be turned into electricity and heat, upgraded into pipeline-grade natural gas, or compressed into vehicle fuel. In theory, the scene from Back the Future when Doc shoves banana peels and coffee grounds into his car was a lesson on the power of food waste to fuel the future.

Biogas is sometimes called deep green energy because it provides a cleanly sourced, easily managed source of renewable energy.

Learn how to contribute to the local production of biogas by sending your food scraps to Central Florida’s award-winning facility.

Fast Company Names Harvest Power in 50 Most Innovative Companies

fastcompanyFast Company, “Most Innovative Companies 2014: For Realizing the Awesome Might of Food Waste,” by Christina Larson, March 2014 Issue, see p. 136

Sorting Scraps: A Seamless Solution!

Harvest Power offers a seamless state-of-the-art organic disposal solution to new clients.

Harvest Power encourages diverting food waste in order to benefit both your company and the environment. Benefits from making the switch to sort scraps include differentiation from competition by supporting renewable energy production for your community. Yet committing to the change involves exactly that—committing to change. Changes in any business environment can be daunting.

Chris Peters, Harvest Power’s Regional Vice President for Florida, understands the concerns. That’s why Harvest Power developed what he describes as a “seamless state-of-the-art disposal solution.”

Harvest Power’s organic diversion start-up plan ensures excitement for your restaurant, prep kitchen, or food processing business: Harvest Power assists with all the details from source-separation to waste pick-up. In addition to getting high-fives for innovation, you’ll also get bonus points for the fact that most programs end-up either cost-neutral or actually reduce disposal costs.

Harvest Power helps new clients throughout the entire process:

Equipment

  • Containers
  • Signage
  • Stickers

Implementation

  • Cost Analysis
  • Operational Consulting
  • Plan Development
  • Employee Training
  • Hauling Arrangements

Post-Analysis

  • Carbon Footprint Reduction
  • Report Organic Tonnage Diverted Report
  • Amount of Electrical Power Generated Report
  • Natural Fertilizer Generated Report

Ready to start exploring your organics diversion disposal options? Contact Chris Peters directly at (407) 569-2754.

Proposed Food Waste Ban Will Support Anaerobic Digestion and Tap into a Hidden Source of Energy

mass.gov_[1]January 2014, Massachusetts DEP Newsletter, “Proposed Food Waste Ban Will Support Anaerobic Digestion and Tap into a Hidden Source of Energy

Here’s how NYC is going to start turning its food scraps into power: Inside the brown energy movement

scienceline-300x59[1]“Here’s how NYC is going to start turning its food scraps into power,” by Nick Stockton 2013.12.20 http://scienceline.org/2013/12/heres-how-nyc-is-going-to-start-turning-its-food-scraps-into-power/

Power From Food Scraps

livingonearth[1]Living on Earth, “Power from Food Scraps,” Curwood – Podcast – 2013.09.20  http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00038&segmentID=4