The collaboration will lead to the production of biogas through a high-solids anaerobic digester which will be used to convert food scraps and yard clippings into digestate, which in turn can be combusted to produce electricity and heat, or be scrubbed to natural gas quality for use as transportation fuel.

Cedar Grove is currently in the engineering and design phase of this project, which once operational, is expected to generate enough energy to power 400 homes or the fuel for 1,100 passenger vehicles per year.

Cedar Grove expects this project to develop biogas.In addition, the company will help reduce the landfill volume and will also provide the option of a cleaner fuel than landfill derived methane, thereby reducing green house gas emission.

Steve Banchero, CEO of Cedar Grove, said: “Cedar Grove is always seeking proven new technologies to bring waste materials to a higher use, for example, turning food waste into compost or energy.

“Cedar Grove is moving into the next realm of its development, the creation of green energy from food scraps that were once destined for a land fill. This is the closed loop business model that is our core competency and focus.”