Tag: waste minimization

Dining Hall Food Waste Produces Electricity

A team of mechanical and civil engineering students at Virginia Tech University designed and built a system that uses food waste from a campus dining hall to generate methane gas. The methane gas is used to power a generator that produces nearly 5 kilowatts (kW) of electricity. 5 kW solar systems are the average size […]

‘Tis the Season to be Green!

We are quickly entering the holiday season. Unfortunately, increased spending and waste production come along with the extra fun, goodies and gifts. The CDC’s Go Green for the Holidays webpage reports that Americans throw away about 25% more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve than at other times of the year. That’s a lot […]