Wasatch Resource Recovery (WRR) is opening a new Utah facility that is projected to take in nearly 700 tons of waste per day. This facility will capture methane gases preemptively to ensure that they are not released into the atmosphere.
A representative of WWR stated that the methane footprint is so large due to food waste. With this facility, the gases will be turned into energy. Methane gas has been reported to be around 20 percent more potent than CO2. While the energy-creating process is not a new one, the facility will be able to process a wide range of waste.
This waste will be collected from restaurants, manufacturing companies, grocery stores and the like. The facility will accommodate all types of food from dairy to meat to over-processed foods.