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Wed March 19, 2014

In Marin, an innovative project to turn food waste into renewable energy

Restaurants and caterers throw away tons of unused food scraps each day. A new project in Marin is working to keep that food out of the landfill and using it to create renewable, clean-burning bio gas. After nearly 5 years of negotiations and testing, it officially began operations yesterday. 

Organizers say the project, called the  Food-to-Energy (F2E) program, is the first of its kind: a partnership between a the private Marin Sanitary Service  and the public Central Marin Sanitation Agency.  

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