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Biogas from food waste can power future cities

Oct 10, 2017, 6:48 AM EDT
(Source: Nick Saltmarsh/flickr)
(Source: Nick Saltmarsh/flickr)

Powering the ever expanding megacities and managing their heaps of food waste are two key challenges drawing a lot of attention and efforts. A startup, called SEaB Energy, is proposing a solution that kills two birds with one shot.

The company wants “neighborhood-based systems” that would decentralize waste management, allowing owners to power their homes from biogas harnessed from their own food discards, writes Wired.

Sandra Sassow, CEO of SEaB Energy, believes that onsite trash-to-energy systems offer a better and more efficient way to handle waste, literally transforming neighborhoods and businesses into their own power plants, notes Green Matters

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