11 Oct '17, 1am

Turning Food Leftovers Into Energy Fast

Turning Food Leftovers Into Energy Fast

A team of researchers at Cornell University has discovered a process of turning leftover food into energy much faster than already existing methods. It is a two-step process and is very efficient, since it captures virtually all the available energy. Other methods work on the basis of anaerobic digestion with bacteria slowly chipping away at the organic matter and producing methane, which is then used for fuel. This new method that the researchers discovered works on the basis of the process of hydrothermal liquefaction. Basically, the food leftovers are first pressure-cooked, which results in a sort of bio-oil. This bio-oil is then refined into biofuel, while all that remains of the original food leftovers is just very watery liquid. The next step is to feed this liquid into an anaerobic digester, which converts it into methane in a couple of days. Two sources of usable e...

Full article: http://www.jetsongreen.com/2017/10/turning-food-leftovers...

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