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 […]

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 […]