Potawatomi Digester Process and Business Benefits

After the Potawatomi Digester First Look Event and Tour, we received a few questions about how the process works and how it benefits your businesses.

So we summarized a few reasons why its not only good for your businesses but also your communities and the environment.

Renewable Electricity from Food Waste

  • Good for food and beverage businesses – fixed, predictable long term pricing for recycling food and beverage waste – no seasonal or weather issues typically found with land applying.
  • Good for the community – eliminates community risks – No smells, no truck traffic into rural areas, no land management or water run off issues.
  • Good for the environment – eliminates environmental risks – Mitigates run off into streams, groundwater contamination, overspreading on farms and air pollution.

Here’s a brief synopsis how the process works.

Potawatomi Digester Process

The anaerobic digester converts the organic matter from food and beverage wastes into a methane-rich biogas.

The biogas fuels two turbines that will generate up to 2 Megawatts of clean, green renewable electricity per day.  The electricity is sold back to WE energies, helping to offset the $18 million construction cost of the facility.

You might also be asking yourself if participating could generate sales for your business?

ReInvent your Sustainability Story

If sharing a common goal with your customers of “being green” and “environmentally sustainable” is important to your business growth… participating in this food waste recycling program is a powerful sustainability story to tell your customers.  Have you thought how you would tell your new sustainability story to grow business?

Want to have your food waste tested for acceptance? Contact us online or call Joe Pawlak 800-842-9792.


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