Flint Water Pollution Plant has introduced new machinery to their plant which will allow them to convert waste food into energy. The equipment is being introduced by BioWorks Energy LLC, they have been operating the plant since 2009. The function of the machine is to process the food waste of the packaging food and produce biogas by turning the food waste into a waste stream.
The biogas includes the gasses methane which is generally produced by the fermentation of the organic matter. According to BioWorks, the waste which will be converted into biogas will have the tendency to produces 200 to 300 kW of electrical energy which will be used to power the plant.
The new era of recycling and reusing waste products is on hype and is rising rapidly if such plans continue to come in the action, the time is near when the effects of climate change will decrease. As per the city documents, the depackager will allow the small business owner to keep out the waste trash out of their respective landfills which will also reduce the garbage in the area landfills. BioWorks net step is to lease Flint’s Zimpro facility so that they can place their project as it is located in the city’s wastewater treatment plant.
The city council of Flint has approved the request of the lease at the building address 4652 Beecher Street annually for $2,400 with a 6-1 vote on Tuesday, May 28. Third Ward Council member Santino Guerra dissented.
The process of turning food waste into energy includes the trailers which will carry the packaged food waste which will be sent to Zimpro facility and will later be processed by the depackager as the food waste will include the leftovers, mislabeled, and expired food. As per BioWorks, the amount of food that will be processed is going to be 10,000 gallons.