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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.


http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/spore-scientists-mine-butanol-from-food-waste

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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 Michelle, interesting post! Any chance you could find an image to go along with it? Images help grab attention and tell a story. You should be able to use the Edit Contribution button on the top of your post and follow the instructions to add images from there. Looking forward to seeing more of your inspiring insights on OpenIDEO.