Nottingham Trent University, like most institutions and businesses, creates food waste.
NTU work together in partnership with Wastecycle Ltd to reduce food waste and make sure any that is collected is then treated in the best way possible.
Once the food waste is collected in Wastecycle’s specialist food waste vehicle, it is then taken to a local anaerobic digestion facility.
Anaerobic digestion is a biological process in which organic material is broken down by microorganisms in the absence of oxygen (very similar to how a human stomach works).
There are two products from this process, a solid product which is used as a soil improver on farms and biogas (primarily methane) which is used to generate electricity. Both products can either be used on site or stored and transported to an end user.
-Thank you to Charlie Abbott, Waste Liaison Supervisor at Waste Cycle Ltd, for writing this blog post!
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