Food Waste

Addressing the Growing Food Waste Issue

Up to 40 percent of the US food supply is wasted, with food being the single largest component of municipal solid waste going to landfills.1 As many states and cities work to address this issue, organic waste bans and legislation aimed at diverting organic waste from landfills are gaining momentum across the country.

Many food waste generators, including food manufacturers and supermarkets, are taking the initiative by developing organic waste strategies that satisfy these requirements while converting waste into usable, marketable products.

Welle Biogas offers the food industry an efficient way to manage unused food through a proven integrated process technology including Food Waste Pretreatment, Anaerobic Digestion, and Digestate Wastewater Treatment.

Products from Anaerobic Digestion of Food Waste

  • Renewable Natural Gas
  • Clean Electricity and Heat
  • Organic Fertilizer
  • Bioprotein Animal Feed
1Dana Gunders & Jonathan Bloom, Nat. Res. Def. Council, Wasted: How America Is Losing up to 40 Percent of Its Food from Farm to Fork to Landfill 14 (2d ed. 2017),