Utah facility will turn food waste into power, fertilizer
June 21, 2017
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A new facility in the city of North Salt Lake will convert food waste into natural gas and fertilizer, creating what Utah's governor said is a "win-win" for cutting waste and methane emissions at landfills while powering communities.
Construction began last week on the $43 million facility called an anaerobic digester, which will liquefy food scraps and use water, heat and bacteria to turn them into methane gas and fertilizer.
The facility called Wasatch Resource Recovery will use 360 tons of solid waste daily that would otherwise rot in landfills, emitting methane,...