Quantum Biopower completed the construction of a two-acre food waste-to-energy (WTE) plant in Southington, Conn., on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. The company is still waiting on operating approvals, but it could begin generating electricity for local building as soon as next year.
The facility, which will be run by three people, is expected to receive 150 tons of food waste per day. Additionally, the facility will produce 1.2 megawatts of power a year when running at full capacity. The energy generated will then be sold to the Town of Southington at a reduced rate to power municipal buildings.
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A completed two-acre food waste-to-energy plant could begin generating electricity for town buildings next year after receiving approvals to operate.
Quantum Biopower, owned by Supreme Industries Inc. of Harwinton, built an anaerobic digester on DePaolo Drive in Southington to turn waste food from grocery stores, banquet facilities and large cafeterias into electricity.
Brian Paganini, managing director of Quantum Biopower, led a ribbon-cutting ceremony with company and state officials Tuesday afternoon.