The city of San Jose, California recently opened the biggest dry fermentation anaerobic digestion facility in the world to change the definition of waste by putting it to good use. The facility was produced by Zero Waste Energy Development Company. It’s nearly twice the size of an American football field.
“This is definitely a one-of-a-kind facility, using a cutting-edge technology to meet both our renewable energy needs and process our waste so it doesn’t go to landfills,” said Jo Zientek, the director of San Jose Environmental Services Department.
In the facility there are 16 digesting units, each able to hold 300 tons of waste. It takes about 28 days to turn the waste into biogas. The facility can process 90,000 tons of waste a year.
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