CleanWorld taps college campus food waste stream for on-site power generation

March 18, 2019 | Case Study

While utility-scale anaerobic digesters have dominated the industry, small-scale digesters have gained traction in the past few years, tapping local waste streams and redistributing the power generated on-site. For CleanWorld, it constructed a 50 ton per day digester capable of generating 12,000 kWh of electricity at the University of California, Davis campus. In order to secure a steady flow of feedstock for its CleanWorld digester, the majority of the input comes from UC Davis' dining halls, dormitories, and restaurants. During the school holidays, when waste supply drops significantly, CleanWorld sources the remaining feedstock from agricultural waste and other organic waste from the broader city. 

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