Energy Harvested From Unwanted Tomatoes

There are many ways to convert waste to energy, including through emerging technologies such as fuel cells. A team of researchers is applying fuel cell technology to generate electricity from tomato waste, which could prove to be a source of low-cost power. In the...

Why Is Municipal Waste-to-Energy Stalling in the U.S.?

Although waste-to-energy is a proven technology with the potential to generate electricity from items that would typically be discarded, new data from the United States shows it’s not being adopted. Municipalities consider power generation as a secondary benefit...

Northeast Retail Chain Opens Waste-to-Energy Facility

The push toward greener energy and sustainable corporate operations is encouraging executives to adopt waste-to-energy solutions, both to divert waste from landfills and become a net producer of energy. One such example is Stop & Shop, a New England-based retail...

Urban Biorefinieries Could Treat Waste, Produce Green Power

The population of the world is increasing, and with more people living in cities — a projected 70 percent of the world’s population by 2050 — people will need more energy and produce more waste. Scientists worldwide are working on projects to...