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Colorado is Using Piles of Rotting Food For Fuel

Heartland Biogas in LaSalle, Colorado, is using a method called anaerobic digestion to capture the methane from the food we waste and turn it into a renewable energy source.

Americans send more than 30 million tons of food to the landfill every year, where it rots and seeps methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere. Heartland Biogas in LaSalle, Colorado, is using a method called anaerobic digestion to capture the methane from the food we waste and turn it into a renewable energy source.

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