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Allan Gerlat

March 25, 2014

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Harvest Power Partners with Florida Produce Firm on Waste to Energy

Harvest Power Inc. is partnering with produce company FreshPoint Central Florida to recycle all of its local organic residuals and convert them to energy.

The Waltham, Mass.-based Harvest Power said in a news release the organic waste from the Orlando-based food company goes to Harvest’s Energy Garden facility in central Florida, where it is converted into biogas and natural fertilizers. The facility generates 6 megawatts of heat and power.

FreshPoint is the latest local business to join Harvest Power’s “Orlando Or Landfill? Responsible Food Recovery” campaign. Harvest Power is asking Florida businesses and consumers to join the effort to reduce their landfill contributions and help fuel local renewable energy production.

“With Harvest Power’s program, we reduce our hauling fees, keep our waste out of the landfill and ensure the organic waste we produce is creating clean, renewable energy for our community, ” said John Kovalik, executive vice president for FreshPoint.



About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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