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EPA Webinar: Converting Food Waste to Energy

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership will host this webinar examining how food scraps can be diverted from landfills and used to generate renewable energy. Highlighting a partnership between Purdue University (IN) and the City of West LaFayette, Ind. where food scraps from the university's cafeteria are sent to the city to be used as an energy source, the webinar will review the environmental impacts associated with food waste disposal, the anaerobic digestion process, food waste collection programs, biogas usage for energy, available EPA resources and tools, and the opportunities and hurdles associated with expanding the anaerobic digestion of food scraps. For information and to register http://www.epa.gov/greenpower/events/17aug11_webinar.htm.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011
1:00 -2:00 p.m. Eastern Time