Packaging Is No Obstacle for Food Waste Co-Digestion

A Pennsylvania authority adds machinery that de-packages multiple kinds of food waste for co-digestion with biosolids to boost biogas production

Packaging Is No Obstacle for Food Waste Co-Digestion

The eCrusor (Veolia Water Technologies) de-packages food in plastic jars without shattering the brittle plastic lids.

The Hermitage Municipal Authority started adding food waste to its biosolids in 2014 to produce more methane for its combined heat and power system.

At first the wastewater treatment plant handled only liquid waste from a pair of food producers but over nearly 10 years the menu...

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