Can Food Waste Cause Harm?
Before we go ahead it's important to raise awareness to understand the issue that food waste causes to our planet if not recycled correctly.
Food waste happens at stages of the supply chain, from farm to fork this happens in homes, restaurants, shops, schools, care homes and even during transportation.
Food Waste in landfills also looses the effort of valuable resources, including water, energy, and labour gone into creating the food and the waste then contributes to greenhouse gas emissions due to the fact that decomposing food waste matter in landfills produces methane 25 x more harmful than c02. So in theory yes food waste does cause harm, this is why recycling is so important.
How can Food be turned Into Fuel?
Food waste technology not only tackles the issue of food waste but also generates renewable energy. Here's how:
Collection of Food Waste:
Firstly you food must separate from all other waste streams and once collected the food can be used as resource available for the next stage. We're here to lend a hand with auditing and evaluating systems for safe food waste collections.
Once the food is collected, the converting of food waste into fuel takes places in an anaerobic digestion plant. In this process, microorganisms break down organic matter in the absence of oxygen, producing biogas composed mainly of methane and carbon dioxide similar to the landfill but the Biogas can be used as a clean-burning fuel for electricity generation, heating, and even vehicle fuel.
Biofuels, such as biodiesel and ethanol. These biofuels can be blended with traditional fossil fuels to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and dependence on non-renewable resources.
The benefits of Food to Fuel
This process will allow the following:
By diverting food waste from landfills and converting it into fuel, we can significantly reduce methane emissions, a potent greenhouse gas.
Food waste-to-fuel technology generates renewable energy, used for homes, work places and vehicles. Less dependency on fossil fuels.
By separating food from general waste this will also reduce your Waste to Landfill.
Food waste-to-fuel creates job opportunities and expands economic growth.
The nutrient-rich by-products of food waste creates a organic fertiliser, improving soil quality and supporting sustainable agriculture.
Food Waste Recycling has many benefits to in society and with it ever rising popularity slide lined with Government policy changes, its crucial to start the process, we will be more than happy to answer any questions, comments or quires and deliver the solution for your organisation to take part in this incredible circular Economy approach to food waste.