HIGHLIGHTS: “The site is far enough from the likes of Splash Mountain and the Cinderella Castle to keep the aroma of rotting lettuce and onions from disrupting the magic of the Magic Kingdom,” and “What we eat – or rather don’t eat – is the next frontier of recycling, and Harvest is in a unique position to capitalize.” Read the full article.
Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), a trade group representing purveyors of energy efficiency products and services, issued a report that asserts “advanced” energy industries currently account for an estimated $6.2 billion of annual revenue in Florida. View press release.
“Our Orlando renewable biogas facility demonstrates that we can convert tons of organic wastes that would otherwise be dumped into landfills into thousands of hours of clean energy for our communities,” said Kathleen Ligocki, CEO, Harvest Power. “This marquee project proves to municipal waste managers that they can recycle their organic wastes, transform them into valuable clean power and stabilize long term costs for their rate payers while creating new economy jobs for Floridians.”
- Advanced Energy in Florida: Industry Size, Trends, and Companies – available for download here.
- Fierce Energy, “Florida could become advanced energy leader,” by Barbara Vergetis Lundin
- The Energy Fix, “Clean Energy Outpaces Agricultural Exports in Florida,” by Jim Pierobon
- Florida Trend, “Florida’s advanced energy market is $6.2B in revenue in 2014 – surpassing agricultural exports.“
Renewable Energy From Waste Magazine: Part of the Magic, by Kristin Smith for the May/June 2014 Issue, pp 16-19.
Fox, “Magical ride for Disney’s food scraps,” Chris Chmura, FOX 13 Consumer Reporter