The New York Times, “Cleveland Indians Have a Home-Field Advantage on Recycling,” by Diane Cardwell
As governments and industry seek to reduce emissions of methane — a more powerful heat-trapping gas than carbon dioxide — by limiting the amount of organic waste in landfills, large food processors are looking for new ways to get rid of their leftovers. Food waste, an estimated 34 million tons a year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s most recent figures, is the largest component of landfills, which are responsible for roughly 18 percent of the nation’s methane emissions.
NationSwell, “Inside the Business of Turning Your Leftovers into 33 Million Bags of Mulch,” by Chris Peak
Waste, energy and agriculture. These three massive topics will affect how our ecosystem fares in the future. Harvest Power, a company founded in 2008, is providing local solutions that intersect all three. And they start by changing one unlikely place: the municipal dump.
The folks over at Arbtech reached out recently with a neat info graphic on curbing our fossil fuel addition over the next few decades. What do you think: Do you agree with their 5 key principles for an energy revolution?
The Province, “What happens to your scraps?,” by Cassidy Olivier
If you’ve ever wondered what happens to the food scraps you toss into your green bin, the place to go looking for answers is at the end of a nondescript road just off Westminster Highway in Richmond.
That’s where you’ll find Joe Canning, general manager of Harvest Power, who will gladly walk you through the complicated, and entirely engrossing, process that turns yesterday’s leftovers into the building blocks for tomorrow’s food.
We had an excellent day celebrating the partnerships that make the Energy Garden in Richmond BC possible.
- Paul Sellew, founder and CEO Harvest Power
- Honourable Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Canada’s Minister of National Revenue
- Michael Weedon, CEO BC Bioenergy Network
- Mayor Malcolm Brodie, Mayor of the City of Richmond and Chair of Metro’s Zero Waste Committee
- Prof. Grossmann, CEO GICON
- Azom.com, “Harper Government Celebrates Official Opening of Harvest Power Energy Garden Site,” 2013.09.12
- CBC Online, Mention of Kerry Lynne Findlay and contribution
- Clean Energy Canad at TIDEScanada, “Peelings Power: The Energy Garden is Growing a Cleaner Future,” Michael Weedon 2013.09.12
- CleanTechnica, “The Power of Rubbish: It’s Quite Good,” 2013.09.16
- Electrical Business Magazine, “Harvest Power Energy Garden site marks official opening,” 2013.09.12
- Richmond News, “One person’s trash is another one’s power: ‘Energy garden’ opens, organic recycling facility can power 900 homes a year,’” Philip Raphael 2013.09.12
- Salon.com, “North America’s largest ‘commercial digester’ turns pizza crusts to energy,” Pete Danko 2013.09.12
- Earth Techling, “In BC, Old Leftovers (And More) Become Power,” Pete Danko
- SingTao, “美商列市設廠 廚餘轉化能源” 2013.09.13
- Solid Waste & Recycling, “BC’s massive new AD facility feeds electricity grid,” SWR Staff 2013.09.12
- Waste & Recycling News, “Harvest Power opens new anaerobic digester,” Jim Johnson 2013.09.12
- Waste 360, “Harvest Power Starts Anaerobic Digestion Facility for Organic Waste,” Allan Gerlat 2013.09.12