Caspar Sayany, MEng Renewable Energy student at The University of Exeter and Tresoc intern, recently presented his research findings on the energy potential of local food waste in Totnes.
Caspar interviewed 49 businesses in Totnes and found they produce 164 tonnes of food waste per year, or 3,161kg/week. The UK’s millions of tonnes of unavoidable food waste, like peelings and apple cores, has costs – energy, money, space, time, smell and environmental. Our AD project at Dartington at Old Parsonage Farm will be a great way to recycle nutients and to produce energy.
Separating waste will be the challenge…. maybe we can learn from Japan‘s gomi (rubbish) guides: “Trash-related issues could easily become a cause of trouble with your neighbors. To establish a comfortable life for both you and others in the community, it is important to follow local rules for trash collection.”
Take a look at Caspar’s presentation, download it here.
Polish producer Adam Dzienis, filming Caspar, is creating a film to highlight the vital and thriving contribution of co-operative energy across Europe.