If an answer to global warming and climate change is ever found, Carnegie Mellon University student Dylan Lew might get credited with providing part of the solution. Lew is the CEO of Ecotone Renewables, which creates liquid fertilizer and renewable energy from food waste. Ecotone Renewable’s method for converting food waste to fertilizer and renewable energy is anaerobic digestion technology. In the anaerobic process, microorganisms break down biodegradable material in the absence of oxygen. Ecotone and its partner, ABC member Impact BioEnergy in Seattle, both convert food waste using this process. In fact, an internship Ecotone’s original CEO had at Impact prompted the company to create a modular, more portable system. More >>