Rep. Sampson Tours Quantum Biopower

Posted on March 22, 2017 by admin


State Representatives Rob Sampson and John Fusco toured Quantum Biopower to learn how the company turns food waste into energy, which could then be redistributed to the local power grid.

By using anaerobic digestion the 3.5-year-old Southington-based company turns food waste into methane gas, which they can sell.  The primary benefit of the facility is that they will burn waste and turn it into electricity to the point where they will be self-sustaining and be able to generate enough electricity to power 800 homes, all while eliminating 40 tons of trash daily, as well as turning unburnable waste into compost.

They also turn the waste into fertilizer.

The State of Connecticut produces 2.3 million tons of waste annually, and reuses only 32% of that total. Quantum Biopower’s goal is to increase the reused total to 60% by 2024.

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