New equipment at Flint’s Water Pollution Plant will start turning food waste into energy. BioWorks Energy LLC, which has operated the plant since 2009, is purchasing a depackager. The machine will process packaged food waste, turn it into a waste stream and generate biogas, defined as gaseous fuel, especially methane, produced by the fermentation of organic matter.

It’s estimated, by BioWorks, the biogas will create between 200 and 300 kW of electricity which will be used to operate the plant. The depackager is meant to assist local and regional businesses increase their sustainability by keeping food waste out of landfills, according to city documents. More >>