Sendik’s Food Stores Installing Waste to Energy Equipment
Sendik’s, a chain of markets, is installing Grind2Energy waste-to-energy equipment in 11 of its 12 stores and its distribution center in the Milwaukee area, according to the Journal Sentinel.
The program’s pilot, which started last year, was conducted in Mequon, WI. That store has reduced the amount of waste sent to landfills from eight to one truckload per month. The materials transformed to energy include food scraps, grease from cooking meat and leftover food from the delis that can’t be composted. The stores that will be converted are to receive their holding tanks by the end of the month.
The company says that the equivalent of emissions from 4.7 million miles of driving will be eliminated and enough energy generated to heat 1,500 homes per month. About 407,000 pounds of fertilizer also will be created.
Ener-Core, a company that provides equipment to turn low-quality and waste gases into clean power, has received a $900,000 purchase order from the University of California Irvine’s Advanced Power and Energy Program, according to Biomass Magazine. The company will install its 250 kW EC250 Powerstation at the Santiago Canyon Landfill. The facility, which is closed, is in Orange County.
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