Zero Hunger Hero: Shrinking landfills by turning trash into natural gas

Utah is now home to breakthrough technology in reducing greenhouse gases. Wasatch Resource Recovery, a partnership between ALPRO Energy & Water and the South Davis Sewer District., is capturing those gases and helping us heat our homes with what we throw in the trash. We visited the South Davis Sewer District in North Salt Lake, […]

North Salt Lake is turning Food into Fuel

In this episode we visit Joe’s Valley where the largest bouldering festival in the Rockies takes place. When the locals- who mostly work in coal mines and power plants- first met these ‘climbers without ropes’ they were skeptical. Five years, a few rodeos and many meals later, these coal miners and the boulderers have created […]

Zero Hunger Hero: Salt Palace Convention Center

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Conventions at the Salt Palace brought more than half a million people through its doors in 2018, in fact it was a record-breaking year! With so many people, who’d think all their food, drink and trash is the biggest source of waste, but it’s not. “They’re completely away from plastic […]

Utah company turning food waste into renewable energy

A Utah company opened a facility that can capture renewable energy from food waste to produce enough natural gas for a city the size of Bountiful. Wasatch Resource Recovery said on Thursday that the facility will prevent methane from being released into the atmosphere. The impact will be equal to removing more than 75,000 cars […]

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 […]