Science Café in Potsdam to discuss recovering energy from food waste
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 5:17 pm

POTSDAM – Recovering energy from food waste will be the featured topic of the next Clarkson University Science Café.

“Don’t Throw it Away! Recovering Energy from Food Waste,” with Clarkson Engineering Professors Stefan Grimberg and Jan DeWaters, will be held Tuesday, March 10 in Canton at the Best Western University Inn’s Rushton Room, 90 E. Main St. at 7:15.

The session will be held again Wednesday, March 11 at the St. Lawrence Valley Roasters & Jernabi Coffeehouse, 11 Maple St. in Potsdam at 7:15 p.m.

Did you know that about half of the food produced in the U.S. is thrown away?

In fact, food waste makes up more than 20% of our solid waste.

Instead of throwing it away, food waste can be processed to recover important resources. Resource recovery programs use anaerobic digesters to convert organic wastes into biogas and fertilizer.

Join Grimberg and DeWaters to explore options for our household waste, and hear about the ‘Food-to-Energy’ program happening at Canton Central School, in partnership with Clarkson and St. Lawrence County Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Science Cafes bring together local university and college professors and townspeople in relaxed, informal settings, such as coffeehouses and pubs.

The speaker makes a short presentation about a topic in his or her field and then opens up the floor to discussion.