Increasing concern over America’s reliance on fossil fuels, volatility in the Middle East, and an independent energy revolution have piqued interest in biogas technology—a renewable energy source with a minimal carbon footprint. Biogas, a mixture of methane and other gases, is produced by the breakdown of organic matter in the absence of oxygen through a process called anaerobic digestion.
According to the National Institutes of Health, up to 40 percent of food produced in the U.S. is wasted each year; the majority winds up in landfills. When food decomposes in a landfill it produces methane, which is approximately 20 times more potent in trapping heat than carbon dioxide. Anaerobic digestion captures those harmful greenhouse gasses, harnessing them to use as clean fuel and fertilizer.
Reasons to work with Agri-Cycle
Anaerobic digestion is widely praised for the way it converts harmful greenhouse gasses into clean energy and fertilizer. Agri-Cycle makes it easy for you to become part of a sustainable solution. Here are a few great reasons to join us:
- We provide clean, renewable energy to the grid in Maine and throughout the region, powering roughly 1,000 homes annually and growing.
- We keep organic waste out of the region’s landfills, prolonging their lifespan and preventing the release of potent greenhouse gases.
- We have Maine’s first depackager—capable of separating food products from cans, jugs, boxes, and other packaging, saving you time and money.
- We’re typically cheaper than traditional forms of disposal.
- We support a fifth-generation Maine dairy farm.
Interested in learning more about the benefits of working with Agri-Cycle? We’re currently running collection routes throughout New England and would welcome the opportunity to talk with your more about our service.