Agriculture and Food Industry Waste to Energy

Anaerobic digestion is the decomposition of organic matter. When this organic matter breaks down in an environment without oxygen, it creates methane. The methane can then be cleaned up to natural gas standards or used to create electricity. One company that is using this process to power homes around the country is Microgy, a subsidiary of Environmental Power Corporation. Al Morales, Executive Vice President of Environmental Power talks about the company’s efforts to turn agriculture and food industry waste into usable energy.

Also in the podcast: Why powering large data centers with direct current (DC) rather than alternating current (AC) is more energy efficient and supportive of renewable energy systems. Bill Tschudi of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory tells us about the AC/DC study he has led since June. Inside Renewable Energy offers the latest in renewable energy news and information.

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