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Biogas Addresses Massachusetts Corner of Global Food Waste Problem Posted on Nov 19

Biogas Addresses Massachusetts Corner of Global Food Waste Problem

A recent UN report estimates that a third of all food produced worldwide, an estimated 1.3 billion metric tons, is wasted every year – not including the water, fertilizer, and other resources required to produce, store, transport, and, ultimately, dispose of it. In industrialized countries,   …Continue Reading Biogas Addresses Massachusetts Corner of Global Food Waste Problem

Financing Anaerobic Digestion Projects Posted on Jul 26

Financing Anaerobic Digestion Projects

The morning of July 10 was gray and gloomy at the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority’s (MWRA) Deer Island wastewater treatment plant, but a giant American flag, affixed to an anaerobic digester (AD) pod rising out of the mist, seemed to aptly mark the proceedings. State   …Continue Reading Financing Anaerobic Digestion Projects

Anaerobic Digestion: Turning Waste into Renewable Energy Posted on Jul 9

Anaerobic Digestion: Turning Waste into Renewable Energy

Since 2008, Massachusetts has made enormous strides in the field of renewable energy. While you are probably familiar with solar panels and wind turbines, there are many more options that are friendlier to the environment than fossil fuels. With the ability to turn organic waste   …Continue Reading Anaerobic Digestion: Turning Waste into Renewable Energy

Deer Island Tour Posted on Dec 12

Deer Island Tour

Rachel Schowalter Multimedia Intern at Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) View Rachel's Bio On December 3, 2012, I was given a tour of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority's (MWRA) facilities at Deer Island. Kristen Patneaude, my tour guide and project manager for the MWRA, showed   …Continue Reading Deer Island Tour

Moove over, Fossil Fuels! Posted on Sep 14

Moove over, Fossil Fuels!

Lisa Capone Deputy Director – Green Communities Division Department of Energy Resources View Lisa’s Complete Bio   The clean energy future looks (and sounds) like this: red barns atop a hillside rippling with ripening corn, workers in dusty boots and jeans, and the bellow of   …Continue Reading Moove over, Fossil Fuels!

Cow-a-bunga! Dairy farms “moo-ving” towards green energy Posted on Jun 6

Cow-a-bunga! Dairy farms “moo-ving” towards green energy

Gerry Palano Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency Coordinator, Department of Agricultural Resources View Gerry’s Complete Bio From a business, as well as an environmental, perspective, many dairy farms across Massachusetts are now ”moo-ving” to become more sustainable through energy efficiency and clean renewable energy technologies. In fact,   …Continue Reading Cow-a-bunga! Dairy farms “moo-ving” towards green energy

Cow Power Comes to the Commonwealth Posted on Jan 11

Cow Power Comes to the Commonwealth

Carter Wall Executive Director, Renewable Energy Division, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center View Carter’s Complete Bio Two exciting renewable energy projects are currently under construction at dairy farms in Massachusetts. When completed this spring, they will be the first ever in the state to produce electricity   …Continue Reading Cow Power Comes to the Commonwealth

Clean Water, Clean Energy Posted on Dec 22

Clean Water, Clean Energy

Carter Wall Executive Director, Renewable Energy Division, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center View Carter’s Complete Bio Beginning more than 65 miles from Boston, at the Quabbin Reservoir in Belchertown, the remarkable Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) water system consists of over 100 miles of tunnels and aqueducts, and   …Continue Reading Clean Water, Clean Energy