What We Do
Your stomach serves the important purpose of converting the food you eat into the energy that keeps you going. Now imagine a stomach that digests the food we don’t eat that is large enough to keep an entire town’s electricity running, generates heat that makes industry work and produces an organic, all-natural fertilizer that reduces the need for chemical fertilizer. This is what we do.
The diagram below shows how this natural, low-impact process , called anaerobic digestion, converts what we once might have thought of as waste into products we all need.
Anaerobic digestion is not a new process—it is, quite literally, as old as life itself. You may not have heard of it yet, but that’s because we’ve been used to old ways of making energy for far too long. One thing is for sure: you will be hearing a lot more about biogas from now on, as North America is on a path to follow Europe’s astounding growth trajectory, where the number of biogas plants increased from about 300 in 2000 to more than 4,000 in 2008.
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