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Sacramento Group Rescues 40,000 Tons Of Food Waste, Turns It Into Fuel

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07/12/2016

Eleanor Goldberg – Impact Editor, The Huffington Post

In Sacramento, farm-to-table is a nice start, but it doesn’t stop there. Once the food’s consumed, it’s then turned into fuel.

Created through a public-private partnership with the University of California, Davis and the Energy Commission, the Sacramento Biodigester is keeping leftovers out of landfills and converting them into fuel that can power school buses, waste disposal trucks and fleet vehicles, according to the California Energy Commission.

Altogether, it diverts 40,000 tons of food waste from landfills, according to Energy Vision.

It’s a pretty sizable operation considering that organic waste makes up about 30 percent of what’s dumped into landfills, according to CleanWorld, one of two companies that helped open the Biodigester.

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