Pilot project will turn organic waste into clean energy source

in Community/Featured/Headline

San Mateo County is set to launch a new landfill diversion pilot project that will convert organic materials into a clean energy source using an Organics Extrusion Press (OREX).

Today, the County’s Board of Supervisors approved funding for the OPEX, which is expected to begin operating in December this year.

From its home at the Shoreway Environmental Center in San Carlos, OREX is expected to extract between 50 and 75 tons of organic material per day from waste that would otherwise head to landfills and composting facilities. That material will then be anaerobically digested into a carbon-negative renewable natural gas that will be used by the East Bay Municipal Utility District. As importantly, it will reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfills, the County said. If the so-called Organics-to-Energy pilot succeeds, it would ideally be expanded, the County says.

The Shoreway Environmental Center receives over 221,00o tons of garbage annually, of which 30 percent is made up of organic material, according to Joe La Mariana, executive director of RethinkWaste, a solid waste joint powers authority that includes 11 cities, the County and the West Bay Sanitary District.

“This pilot project will help move these materials out of the landfill and create a clean energy source for our operations,” La Mariana said in a statement.

The $5 million project will be funded by $3 million in CalRecycle grants, $1.25 million from RethinkWaste, and $1 million from the County using funds designated for waste reduction and recycling programs.

“This type of innovation benefits our communities today with cleaner air and over the long term by reducing our County’s reliance on landfills,” said Supervisor Carole Groom.  “Using our resources wisely begins with reducing and composting food waste at home and is complimented by creative technologies like this.”

18 Comments

  1. quick safe loans quick pay payday loans new york state quick loan quick online loans direct lender quick loans for bad credit

    quick cash loans incorp huntington park ca ways to get quick loans [url=http://sunrise-perm.ru/ ]quick loan[/url] quick loans quick loans online

  2. quick loan home loans $1500 quick cash loans today quick loan does quick and loans have wifi faxless quick payday loans

    quick loans for small business quick online loans direct lender [url=https://doctogenso.ru/ ]quick loan[/url] quick loans near me quick funding loans freedom card

  3. quick cash loans tulsa ok quick and easy business loans quick loans quick loans payment center quick online loans direct lender

    quick loans no credit check same day quick small personal loans [url=https://paydailoanz.com/# ] quick loans[/url] quick way to pay student loans bad credit quick loans

    https://paydailoanz.com/# – quick loans

  4. private lenders funding quick loans no collateral no up front fees no vredit checks quick business loans for startup quick loans 50000 quick loans quick pay payday loans

    quick n loans quick loans deposit same day [url=https://paydailoanz.com/# ] quick loan[/url] quick loans bad credit with monthly payments quick cash loans broken arrow

    https://paydailoanz.com/# – quick loan

  5. how much money can you make on youtube how to make extra money from home make money ways to make money from home legit ways to make money online

    ways to make money from home make money now instant payout [url=https://make-money-blogs.com/# ] work from home[/url] how did betsy devos make her money how does craigslist make money

    https://make-money-blogs.com/# – make money

  6. photos imgclick easily make money sharing will friends social free file upload quick ways to make money work from home quick ways to make money make extra money from home

    how does venmo make money photos imgclick easily make money sharing will friends social free file upload [url=https://evolohelp.ru/] make money[/url] how to make money with youtube make money apps

    https://kotosgute.ru/ – make money

  7. ways to make money online make money from home work from home make extra money from home best ways to make money online

    how to make money on the side how to make money on the internet [url=https://ladymonop.ru/] work from home[/url] how to make money on youtube how does venmo make money

    http://getzap.ru/ – work from home

  8. make money taking surveys how does craigslist make money make money how to make money on facebook photos imgclick easily make money sharing will friends social free file upload

    how to make money on facebook free ways to make money online [url=https://pesmydog.ru/] make money[/url] make extra money from home how much money can you make on youtube

    http://penzaforum.ru/ – make money

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

*