waste is one of the best options. Estimates put the amount of food waste generated, at 3.2 tonnes per hour for cities like Dublin in Ireland, or Seattle in the USA! You can repeat this amount of waste around the globe, with some cultures being more wasteful than others. Diverting this waste from landfill into energy production has many benefits, not least of which is the carbon footprint reduction.
Moving to renewable energy sources is a must if you want to reduce the impact you and your business have on the world. Taking waste and processing it to collect the energy value is gaining more and more support worldwide, with a very distinct focus having been placed on anaerobic digestion by the new UK Coalition government.
Most waste is handled centrally, in major waste processing facilities. This requires shipping the waste to the facility and then transporting the energy to the end-user. This still incurs quite a significant carbon footprint for the transport of waste and energy. Alternative solutions need to be implemented.
Eliminating the transport and moving to decentralised waste to energy processing can make a further reduction. Convert the waste into energy at the source of the waste, and use the energy that is produced locally too. And your carbon footprint reduction is SUBSTANTIAL.
Using our MUCKBUSTER™ 400 to handle food waste & septic waste where it is produced can help you capture the financial and environmental benefits of this reduction.
With the MUCKBUSTER™ running at 80% of capacity, you should offset almost 40 tons of CO2 per year*.
This is good news for businesses that are starting to carry the costs of carbon on their books. So what is good for the environment can also be great for your business’ bottom line.
* This is based on USA estimated yields per kWh.