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THE U.N EATS TRASH FOR LUNCH AS FOOD WASTE TAKES CENTER STAGE
Lunch at the United Nations was made from food that would have otherwise found itself in a landfill halfway across the world.
GARDEN STATE IS WASTING ITS WASTE, SHOULD BETTER UTILIZE BIOMASS, REPORT SAYS
More than 4 million tons of New Jersey’s biomass — fuel derived from organic materials like plants and waste — could be used to produce electricity or propel transportation each year.
The bulk of the biomass (72 percent) is produced directly by the state’s population, typically in the form of municipal garbage, here.by Rutgers University’s New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station. Continue reading the story
CAMBRIDGESHIRE WEDDING GUESTS ENJOY RECYCLED MEAL
A passionate food waste campaigner treated her wedding guests to a “risky” meal with a difference – whatever the supermarkets threw out.
Zoe Chambers, 29, from Cambridgeshire, volunteers for charity FoodCycle, which collects fresh waste produce from shops for community meals. Continue reading.
THIS TRACTOR RUNS ON BS — BUT IT’S THE REAL, ECO-FRIENDLY DEAL
Little do college students know, but their late-night scientific observation of a burst of methane flatulence kissed by the flame of a match may be the innovation that saves us all from climate change catastrophe. That conversion of food to gas could truly curb greenhouse gas emissions.
Around the world, farmers are installing anaerobic digesters. These digesters ferment manure and plants into biomethane. Many farmers use the fuel for heating homes and buildings, selling their excess to local grids. Soon, however, many European farmers hope to fuel their machinery via anaerobic digestion, making themselves greener and fuel-independent. Continue reading.
WASTE IN, ELECTRICITY OUT: THE POWER OF ANAEROBIC DIGESTION
Waste goes in, out comes…electricity? Waste-to-energy is an old idea. But less common are methods that harness the power of nature so masterfully that they can be brought anywhere, be it off the grid or in the city. If that weren’t enough, such methods cut carbon emissions, reducing the contributions of human-induced climate change. Continue reading.
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