‘Tis the season to put food waste to good use

In the spirit of this festive time of year, we would like you to unwind and enjoy these videos about two projects that are capturing and using methane from discarded organic waste.

GMI Partners Tap Tourist Food Waste for Energy

Caterpillar, a long-time GMI Project Network member, recently deployed a waste-to-energy project in Orlando, Florida, USA, in conjunction with Harvest Power, a presenter at the upcoming Global Methane Forum in March 2016. With Disney as its largest supplier of food waste, the project captures methane from anaerobic digestion to produce 3.2 megawatts of electricity and recover waste heat. For more details about the project, visit Caterpillar’s website.

Producing Biogas from COP-21 Food Waste

At COP-21 in Paris, the French startup Moulinot collected more than one metric tonne of food waste per day from the six restaurants supporting the conference. Moulinot delivered the waste to an anaerobic digestion plant operated by Bionerval, which processed the stream to produce methane gas for electricity generation.

Season’s Greetings and Happy New Year!

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