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Energy from Waste

reducing food waste (mass) by 90%

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On the science front, scientists have found a way to reduce food waste (mass) by about 90%, by converting it to butanol, which can be used in many other products, and for energy purposes.

In a similar vein, harnessing biofuels can done at one's home (from algae, for instance), and more effectively in biofuel plants.

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food - waste related innovations coming in from various, diverse sectors

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urban farming, food innovations, food insecurity in south east asia

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Hi, I think we have similar minds to reduce the volumes of food waste by getting advantages in terms of energy and by-products. Look also at our project NEW: Nutrients and Energy from Waste. Let's get in contact! Agromet team 

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