Read the full story on Japan 2 Earth - Turning Food Waste into Energy: Methane Power Plant Opens in Sagamihara City
In Sagamihara City, the Japan Food Ecology Center, Inc. (J.FEC), in collaboration with other partners, has established a power company called Sagamihara Biogas Power. On November 8, a power plant fueled by methane gas derived from food waste was officially opened. On the same day, the city inked a collaborative agreement with both companies, underlining their joint commitment to raising awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
From Food Waste to Energy
J.FEC specializes in processing food waste into animal feed. At the newly inaugurated power plant, the company ferments waste with a heavy content of oils and salt that is unsuitable for feed. The fermentation process produces methane gas that is used as fuel to generate power.
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Author: The Sankei Shimbun