March 25, 2014
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.