South SF Scavenger Co. Turns Food Scraps into Fuel for Collection Trucks

New facility uses cutting-edge technology to keep waste out of landfills and reduce emissions.

Zero Waste Energy South San Francisco

South San Francisco, CA- September 24, 2014— Last Friday, Sept. 19, local elected officials joined managing partners of South San Francisco Scavenger Company (South SF Scavenger Co.) Turns Food Scraps into Fuel for Collection Trucks in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the company’s new dry anaerobic digester, an onsite system to convert food scraps and yard waste into transportation fuel and compost. The new facility uses dry anaerobic digestion technology to generate clean-burning compressed natural gas (CNG), that will power the company’s collection fleet. The fully enclosed system is set to process 11,200 tons of material per year, including food scraps and food soiled paper collected from businesses in the company’s service area, including South San Francisco, Brisbane, Millbrae, and San Francisco International Airport.

You need a great essays? Our professionals can help you!

“We’re excited about the new digester because it allows us to turn compostable food scraps into fuel for the very trucks that collect those materials. It’s a truly closed loop system,” said Doug Button, president of South San Francisco Scavenger Company and Blue Line Transfer. “Plus, the process keeps organic waste out of the landfill and cuts greenhouse gas emissions—benefiting the communities we serve, the environment and our company.”

To read the full press release see the South San Francisco Scavenger release.

For more information on ZWE and the technology used in the Blue Line Transfer facility, visit www.zerowasteenergy.com.

 


Zero Waste Energy, LLC is an industry leading development company that designs, builds, and operates integrated solid waste processing facilities throughout the Americas and Asia. ZWE’s principal goal is to optimize waste diversion and the generation of renewable energy in an efficient and environmentally sound manner. With its extensive expertise and advanced technologies, the company offers innovative mixed solid waste processing and patented anaerobic digestion systems for conversion of organic waste into valuable renewable energy and clean compost. As a solutions provider, ZWE looks at the application of technologies that are executable given the technical, economic and environmental considerations of the facility and operator. ZWE brings real, implementable solutions to developers and operators throughout the world.

 

Media Contact:

Ashley Beleny

PR Director, Zero Waste Energy

O: 831-649-2334 / C: 937-974-8564

ashley@enviro-rel.com

More from BHS

BHS Names Thomas Brooks Chief Technology Officer

Eugene, Ore. – August 18, 2020 – – Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) has named Thomas Brooks to the position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Brooks assumes the role after serving as BHS’ Director of Technology and Product Development.

Read more

NRT Launches ColorPlus™ with Max-AI®

Nashville, Tenn. – July 8, 2020 – – The NRT ColorPlus™ with Max-AI® from National Recovery Technologies (NRT) integrates artificial intelligence (AI) into the company’s successful ColorPlus sorter.

Read more

Recology Adds Max-AI® Technology to Pier 96 Recycling Center

SAN FRANCISCO – October 29, 2019 – –  San Francisco-based Recology has added four Max-AI® AQC (for Autonomous Quality Control) units and one VIS (for Visual Identification System) to the Recycle Central, a 200,000-square-foot materials recovery facility (MRF) the company operates on San Francisco’s Pier 96.

Read more

BHS Launches the Max-AI® AQC-C

EUGENE, Ore. – May 1, 2019 – –Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) has launched the Max-AI® AQC-C, a solution that is comprised of Max-AI VIS (for Visual Identification System) and at least one collaborative robot (CoBot).

Read more

CarbonLITE Selects BHS for Fully-Automated Plastics Recycling System

Lehigh Valley, Pa. – February 5, 2019 – – Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) has been selected to supply the front-end recycling system for CarbonLITE’s newest post-consumer recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) plant.

Read more

GreenWaste Recovery Opens 90-tph Mixed Waste MRF

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Aug. 7, 2018 – – In 2008 GreenWaste Recovery, Inc. (GWR) was awarded SWANA’s Gold Award for Recycling Excellence for the company’s Mixed Waste Material Recovery Facility (MRF). The system, built by Bulk Handling Systems (BHS)

Read more