Food Waste Technology, more formally called Food Waste-to-Energy Technology (FWTE), refers to processes that convert food waste i.e. any food waste from the food supply chain which was fit for human consumption at some time and no longer can be consumed due to spoilage, excess or expiry. This type of waste is generated from agricultural operations, food industries, cafeterias, groceries, etc. that can be transformed into usable energy, such as electricity, heat, or steam. A variety of methods are used to make solid, liquid, or gas fuel.
Among several processes being used and developed for FWTE are anaerobic digestion and composting. Anaerobic digestion, an area of increasing interest, uses microbial processes to produce biogas. Other new technologies are being investigated around the world, in an industry that holds the potential to grow globally and become integral in a closed-loop, circular economy, and diversion of organics from landfills.
With over 150 experts worldwide, Lee Enterprises Consulting has experts in many specific clean and renewable areas, including food waste technologies, anaerobic digestion, fermentation, biomass, conversion technologies for things like tires and railroad ties, organic synthesis, fuel additives, ethanol gas, biodiesel fuel including algae biofuels, solid-state and industrial fermentation, green energy grants, ag-biotech, agricultural waste, alcohol fuels, alternative proteins and animal-free products, sustainable foods, beverage fermentation, biocatalysis, biodiesel conversion, biogas production, biomass power, carbon intensity, co2 utilization, combined heat & power, Fischer-Tropsch technology, food waste, hydrothermal carbonization, industrial enzymes, landfill management, microbial fermentation, organic synthesis, plastic pyrolysis, plastic recycling, plastic waste, pyrolysis oil, reactor design, renewable identification number, the Renewable Fuel Standard (rfs2), solid recovered fuels, torrefaction and torrefied biomass, waste to energy, and waste-to-hydrogen. This is a multidisciplinary group of green energy consultants that is a virtual “one-stop-shop” for any client need and handles projects of all types and sizes.
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