Entries by Saltworks2020

Utah is soon to open its first renewable energy plant turning organic waste into power

NORTH SALT LAKE, Utah (KUTV) — A new facility by Wasatch Resource Recovery (WRR) is working to capture bad methane gases before they’re released into the atmosphere from organic waste we create and turn it into energy. “We hear about our carbon footprint a lot, food waste is big on our methane footprint,” said Morgan […]

New Utah facility will turn food waste into renewable energy

NORTH SALT LAKE — Throwing out food no longer means it has to go to waste thanks to a new facility in Utah that converts food waste to clean, renewable energy. Utah’s first and only anaerobic food waste digester opened to the public Thursday for an open house highlighting how the center will turn food […]

Food waste becomes energy at new plant in North Salt Lake

NORTH SALT LAKE, Utah — A new facility in North Salt Lake will soon transform thousands of tons of food waste into natural gas, providing clean energy while keeping methane from contributing to climate change. Wasatch Resource Recovery is a public-private partnership between the South Davis Sewer District and ALPRO Energy and Water. The plant, […]

Wasatch Resource Recovery open house set for Feb. 7

NORTH SALT LAKE — The Wasatch Resource Recovery facility, Utah’s first anaerobic digester dedicated to food waste diversion, is inviting the public to tour the facility during an open house on Thursday, Feb. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Anaerobic digestion is a biological process where microbes break down biodegradable material without oxygen. The […]

Wasatch Resource Recovery’s Olsen Bowerman Finds Hope in Waste

Wasatch Resource Recovery will be the first food waste anaerobic digester in Utah. The project, based in North Salt Lake, expects to be fully operational in fall 2018, and Morgan Olsen Bowerman, sustainability and resource recovery manager at Wasatch Resource Recovery, can’t wait. Olsen Bowerman oversees the sourcing of food waste from restaurants, grocery stores, […]

Utah facility can turn food waste into enough natural gas to power a small city

North Salt Lake • State and local officials broke ground for Utah’s first food digester Thursday morning in a project aimed at reducing landfill waste and harnessing unused renewable energy. The North Salt Lake facility, to be opened in late 2018, will deploy anaerobic digesters to grind and liquify food waste, then use water, heat […]

Food-Waste Energy Plant Will Double As A Compost-Maker, Cleanup Tool

A new facility is being built in North Salt Lake to turn food waste into energy. It’s the first of a kind in Utah. Gov. Gary Herbert (R) helped kick off construction on Thursday. The South Davis Sewer District has teamed up with a company called ALLPRO Energy & Water to build this energy facility […]