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Sacramento Biodigester Turns Food Waste into Fuel

The Sacramento Biodigestor, a thermophilic, high-rate, high-solid digestion system created through a public-private partnership with the University of California, Davis, and the Energy Commission, is turning 40,000 tons of food waste into fuel for school buses, waste disposal trucks and fleet vehicles.

The Huffington Post has more information:

In Sacramento, farm-to-table is a nice start, but it doesn’t stop there. Once the food’s consumed, it’s then turned into fuel.

Created through a public-private partnership with the University of California, Davis and the Energy Commission, the Sacramento Biodigester is keeping leftovers out of landfills and converting them into fuel that can power school buses, waste disposal trucks and fleet vehicles, according to the California Energy Commission.

Altogether, it diverts 40,000 tons of food waste from landfills, according to Energy Vision.

Read the full story here.

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