Want power? Fire up the tomatoes and potatoes

Summer is high season for composting food waste—and, at large scale operations, for generating power by burning the biogas it generates. But scientists around the globe are figuring out new ways to turn decomposing food into power beyond the trash heap, and they’re finding that some foods are better-suited to the job than others. That matters because figuring out which foods turn into fuel efficiently makes it easier to reuse waste where it starts: in…

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Want power? Fire up the tomatoes and potatoes

Summer is high season for composting food waste—and, at large scale operations, for generating power by burning the biogas it generates. But scientists around the globe are figuring out new ways to turn decomposing food into power beyond the trash heap, and they’re finding that some foods are better-suited to the job than others. That matters because figuring out which foods turn into fuel efficiently makes it easier to reuse waste where it starts: in…

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