Island farmers, entrepreneurs and residents spent a few hours at Matsuda Farm and Island Spring Organics this past Monday learning how they could improve their crops or business practices through new environmental sustainability efforts. Those efforts are thanks to Impact Bioenergy, an Auburn-based company and ABC member that manufactures modular systems to convert food waste into plant food and low-carbon energy. Last year, it installed an anaerobic digester at Island Spring Organics’ tofu factory and started conducting crop trials at Matsuda Farm. While the factory has been using Impact Bioenergy’s anaerobic digester to take food waste and convert it into bio-fertilizer, Matsuda Farm has used that fertilizer on its fields. More >>