City of New York Makes Plans to Turn Food into Energy

food_wasteThe City of New York is moving forward with a plan to converts thousands of tons of food waste into methane to power homes in the City. Deputy Mayor Cas Holloway announced at a press conference Thursday the city’s approval.

Right now, two tons of organic waste from 200 schools in the city, half of them in Brooklyn, are being used to produce enough gas to heat 5,000 homes, officials said.
The city hopes to expand the program to about 400 schools by the spring and eventually start collecting organic waste from some 100,000 homes in the city, said Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/city-approves-project-turn-organic-waste-energy-article-1.1553123#ixzz2vfTR7Skq

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