A staggering amount of food produced in the developed world is wasted. When this happens, all the resources to grow, ship, and produce the food are also thrown away, magnifying the problem.
When food scraps decay they produce a significant portion of landfills’ methane emissions, which is a greenhouse gas (GHG) 20 times more potent to the environment than carbon dioxide. A strategy that diverts organic waste from landfills and converts it instead into green energy can help minimize these harmful emissions, creating value out of what would otherwise be wasted.
An energy-efficient anaerobic digestion process can use microorganisms to convert organic matter into biogas in the absence of oxygen. This naturally occurring by-product can be used as a source of renewable energy. Exactly how much energy can be captured depends on the quantity of wastewater being treated and the strength of that wastewater.
Evoqua offers proven biological anaerobic digestion solutions to help reduce waste volumes while producing green renewable energy and reducing GHG emissions. Our technologies convert the source separated organics into valuable biogas, which can be used to generate heat, power, or vehicle fuel. We also offer design/build solutions which includes numerous benefits that includes a single point of contact during the design and construction phases to ensure the quality execution of projects.
Converting waste to energy is an essential ingredient in sound sustainability practice which is why so many of our solutions contribute to renewable energy. Click here to learn more.