On April 9, EPA announced that the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation has been selected to receive more than $43,000 to purchase and install storage tanks and pipes and conduct wastewater sampling for five food and beverage businesses. This infrastructure will enable these businesses to anaerobically digest their organic waste.
The goal is to help reduce food waste and loss and divert food waste from landfills by expanding anaerobic digester capacity in the United States. Such projects further the federal government’s efforts set forth in the federal government’s Winning on Reducing Food Waste initiative.
EPA anticipates that the next round of funding for local anaerobic digestion infrastructure will be held later in 2019.
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