In continuing with the news out of Massachusetts, this week an article
came out describing the state's plan to build 10 anaerobic digesters
around the state to convert the soon-to-be-banned food waste to energy.
Two of these digesters will be constructed on farms in Greenfield and
Hadley and will process 40 tons of waste per day (it is unclear if this
means 40 tons of food waste, though). As I mentioned two weeks ago,
construction of these digesters is helped by $3 million in low-interest
loans to private companies and $1 million in grants to public entities.
I am glad to see that with the nation's first food waste to landfill ban
that anaerobic digestion has not been forgotten and I am anxious to see
how it all plays out next July.
Have a great weekend,
Efforts grow in Mass. to turn food waste into energy
July 22, 2013