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Diverting Food Waste from Landfills

June 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Diverting Food Waste from Landfills
US EPA’s New Technical Education & Analysis for Community Hauling and Anaerobic Digesters

Why Anaerobic Digestion?

When food goes to the landfill, the nutrients in the food never return to the soil, and the wasted food rots and produces methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Anaerobic Digestion is an alternative to landfilling that results in environmental benefits such as improved air quality, biogas recovery, and nutrients recovery.

About The Program

Technical Education and Analysis for Community Hauling and Anaerobic Digesters (TEACH AD),” led by the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Energy Resources Center will help communities and water resource recovery facilities in the Midwest region divert food waste from landfills by providing education and no-cost technical assistance to explore the increased adoption of anaerobic digestion and renewable energy biogas technologies.
This newly awarded grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will enable team members from the University of Illinois Chicago’s Energy Resources Center to advance energy sustainability and improve the environment by supporting the development of new anaerobic digester infrastructure in the U.S.


June 16
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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