Monday, May 20, 2013

Kroger Uses Food Waste to Power California Distribution Center

Now, this is really cool.

The Kroger Co. came up with an inventive solution to prevent food that is not fit to be sold or donated from ending up in a landfill. The retailer installed an anaerobic conversion system at its distribution center (DC) in Compton, California. The Southern California 59-acre DC serves Kroger subsidiaries, Food 4 Less and Ralph’s. Called the Kroger Recovery System, it converts food into energy to help power the 65,000 square foot DC. The system is able to process 55,000 tons of organic food waste a year and turn it into energy. Diverting that amount of food waste is equivalent to 150 tons a day, and will reduce truck trips in the area by over 500,000 miles a year.
Here's the link to the company that designed the system.

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