You see waste, they see fuel
On June 7, Sacramento company Clean World Partners opened an organic-waste recycling center. The following week, the California Energy Commission awarded it a $6 million grant, making it the largest such center in the nation. Located in south Sacramento, the recycling center converts 25 tons of food waste per day, according to the company, creating enough renewable natural gas to power 80 school buses for a year. When expansion is completed in 2013, the center will convert 100 tons of food waste per day, creating enough natural gas to power about 230 school buses per year.