Project #4792

Developing Business Cases for Food Waste Co-Digestion at Water Resources Recovery Facilities

$191,301
In Progress
Principal Investigator
Linda
Breggin
Research Manager
Mr. Ashwin Dhanasekar
Contractor
Environmental Law Institute
Treatment
Fats, Oils & Grease (FOG)

Abstract

This project seeks to identify alternative sustainable business models, focused on operational and environmental risk management and return on investment (ROI), for co-digestion of food waste with wastewater solids at WRRFs. The research team will apply the innovation ecosystem framework to identify current drivers and impediments to adoption of these business models, and develop solution strategies tailored to each sector in the innovation ecosystem. The team will produce a final report and short briefing documents on research findings to inform and stimulate adoption by the wastewater sector, and participation by the solid waste sector and firms along the food supply chain.

 Originally funded as WERF project ENER19C17.