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GLSIFT 2018/19 Kickoff--"Food Waste: the Problem and Opportunity"

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Brody Square (followed later by Anaerobic Digestion Research and Education Center)

241 Brody W

East Lansing, MI 48825

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Food Waste the Problem and Opportunity
Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 6 pm, MSU Campus

Presented by:
Dana Kirk, PhD, PE
Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, Michigan State University

  • Worldwide, 30 to 40% of food production is lost between the field and plate. While some of this "loss" can be reduced by feeding people and animals per the EPA Food Waste Hierarchy, a significant quantity still ends up as solid waste (garbage) or wastewater. Anaerobic digestion offers a solution for the problem of what to do with food and other organic waste around the globe. The digester is a sealed tank, deprived of oxygen, in which organic waste is degraded at a high temperature. This allows waste material to decompose quickly and produce methane that can be captured and converted to energy.

    Click the link below for more information on a local anaerobic digestor in Michigan-

    https://msutoday.msu.edu/feature/2018/poo-to-power-turning-zoo-waste-into-clean-energy/


Dinner and lecture at Brody Square Cafeteria followed by a behind the scenes cafeteria tour of food waste diversion and collection

Private tour of the MSU Anaerobic Digestor @ Anaerobic Digestion Research & Education Center (ADREC), South Campus MSU.

FAMOUS MSU Dairy Store Ice Cream will be served following the tour!


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East Lansing, MI 48825

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