Cornell Dining scraps could power sewage plant

Perhaps we should give more thought to the food scraps we throw away after meals – Cornell students have come to the conclusion that “co-digestion of food scraps from Cornell dining halls with wastewater could contribute enough methane to run the city’s wastewater treatment facility.” By studying methane production at various locations, the students were able to identify ways to increase the efficiency of Cornell’s system. This research could be the first step in streamlining Cornell’s waste recycling as well as creating a healthier form of power for sewage plants.

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