Waste Not: Biofuels from Food Waste

How wasted food can provide energy

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, over 1.3 billion tons of food is lost or wasted every year. That amounts to roughly one-third of all food produced for human consumption!

All that food we throw away in restaurants, our homes, and all the waste produced en route to our plates — from food manufacturers to grocery stores — may be the key to the future of alternative fuel.

This infographic looks at how specific food wastes from the production of some of the things we eat and drink every day — like milk, olive oil, rice, coffee and more — can be converted into biofuels that can serve the same purposes as the petroleum-based fuels we all rely on.

The graphic also explores two real-world case studies of food industry waste material being turned into enough energy to power hundreds of homes a day.

Turning food waste into energy isn’t just wishful thinking. It’s a viable solution to two global problems that aren’t going away anytime soon: diminishing landfill space and rising energy demand.

Bio fuel from simple food waste

Infographic produced by RWL Water Group, a global water treatment and waste-to-energy systems integrator intent on solving the world’s water and energy challenges.

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