Every year, more than 36 million tons of food goes to waste in the U.S., yet only a fraction of it is recycled. Southington, Conn.-based Quantum Biopower takes in organic waste produced by area and surrounding state municipalities, hotels, restaurants, arenas, colleges and universities, among other venues, and turns it into clean, renewable energy through anaerobic digestion. Quantum owns and operates the first and only anaerobic digestion facility in Connecticut. And due to increased demand, last month, the plant received unanimous approval from the Southington Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) to add a 25,000-square-foot building that will house machinery to sort a growing number of packaged food waste. More >>