From junk to treasure
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.