Creating Renewable Energy From Food Waste

Anaerobic digestion of the organic fraction of municipal solid waste (MSW) provides an engineered and highly controlled process of capturing methane.

The American Biogas Council defines anaerobic digestion as a series of biological processes in which microorganisms break down biodegradable material in the absence of oxygen. The result is the production of biogas, a mixture of methane and carbon dioxide. Biogas can be combusted to generate electricity and heat or can be processed into renewable natural gas and transportation fuels.

Biogas can be converted into clean, low-cost energy:

✓ Electricity✓ Pipeline-grade Natural Gas
✓ Processed Engineered Fuel✓ Compressed Natural Gas
According to the EPA, if 50 percent of the food waste generated each year in the U.S. was anaerobically digested, enough electricity would be generated to power 2.5 million homes for a year.

Reducing consumption of fossil fuels is a major driver for Harvest Power. For the Central Florida community, it means increasing energy independence by sourcing fuels locally, as well as creating green jobs, reducing local pollution, and ultimately having a more vibrant local economy.

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