Ecomaine has added a new composting service that the company expects could be key in a state push to reuse and recycle 50 percent of waste.
The new food waste recovery service, known as anaerobic digestion, will be offered to ecomainecommunities through a five-year contract starting Wednesday with Exeter-based Agri-Energy and Agri-Cycle Energy.
Anaerobic digestion is different from regular backyard composting because it requires a moist organic material to aid the breakdown of food waste – in this case cow manure. The process is also done in a closed tank rather than in an open space to harness and reuse gases released during the process, ecomaine CEO Kevin Roche said Tuesday morning. read more >>