Posted By GWE / February 1, 2016 /
The State of Connecticut is aiming for a 60% recycling rate by 2024 and landfill diversion of food waste will be a significant contributor to this goal. As a major partner in this, Quantum Biopower is building the state’s first waste-to-energy facility, exclusively using food waste, on 65 acres in Southington, CT.
Utilizing GWE RAPTOR® technology, the system will have a capacity of up to 40,000 tons of waste per year, can produce 420,000 ft3 of biogas per day and generate enough electricity to power over 750 homes. The facility will accept a variety of wastes from local food processors, institutions, distribution facilities and other generators of food waste and provide a greener method of management for central Connecticut.