Jan. 20, 2017
quasar energy group Turns Organic Waste into Renewable Energy in Ohio (Text Version)
This is a text version of the video segment quasar energy group Turns Organic Waste into Renewable Energy in Ohio, which aired on Jan. 20, 2017.
JOHN DAVIS: Our success story this week takes us to Cleveland, Ohio, where organic waste means renewable energy. Once a GM Fisher body plant, quasar energy group's Collinwood facility uses two digester tanks to break down 75,000 wet tons of organic waste yearly.
Released methane gas is used to produce electricity for Cleveland Public Power and also transformed into compressed natural gas vehicle fuel. Over 90% of quasar's 50-vehicle fleet runs on CNG.
COREY ALLEN: It might just be a food scrap, but when you take those food scraps and you multiply them exponentially, you kind of see the light bulb go off. People see it, and they're proud of it, and I think it's something we can all be proud of.
JOHN DAVIS: Working with the Northeast Ohio Clean Cities Coalition, quasar partners with Emerson to capture food waste from sports stadiums using InSinkErator's Grind2Energy technology. Ground onsite, it then heads to quasar's digesters for a closed-loop solution—an Ohio sustainability rock star worthy of its own hall of fame.