New system to tackle nonconsumable food waste, contribute to clean energy needs of local farm
The University of Notre Dame recently installed three innovative food waste recycling systems on campus known as Grind2Energy. Located at the Center for Culinary Excellence, North Dining Hall, and South Dining Hall, the purpose of the systems is to reduce the amount of non-consumable food waste going to the landfill.
On average, the three Grind2Energy systems divert approximately 35 tons of food waste per month. In its first year, Grind2Energy is projected to keep over 400 tons of non-consumable food from entering the landfill, while generating over 72,000-kilowatt-hours of clean renewable energy. That is enough energy to power nearly 90 homes for a month!
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July 20, 2019