On Wednesday, I told you about cooking inside compost
. One of the ingredients in many compost piles is food, and in essence, cooking with the heat generated from a compost pile is turning those food scraps into fuel.
The waste that we generate from making food and beverages can be turned into many different types of fuel. I came across this infographic on turning food waste into fuel from the RWL Water Group
the other day on the always informative Wasted Food
blog and thought it was worth sharing.
Biofuel, biogas, biodiesel, ethanol…. all from what may typically be sent to landfills or make its way into our waterways. When you think about the fact that in the U.S. about 40 percent of the corn we grow is used for ethanol
when we could be creating fuel from food waste instead, it’s thought provoking. We could be using that land to grow sustainable crops for human consumption and creating fuel from food waste instead of corn grown specifically for fuel.
Why isn’t that the U.S? If we’re the leaders of the world, why aren’t leading the way in turning trash into fuel?