FOOD WASTE RESEARCH AT UWE

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An energy sustainability project initiated and delivered by Zak Ajia, with supervision from Keep Britain Tidy and funded by Vodafone Foundation. The project looked at the major socio-economic and technical aspects and requirements for the generation of energy from the 200 tonnes of food waste produced on site at The University of the West of England. The project was multi disciplined in nature as it involved the delivery of a sustainability lecture to Erasmus students in the 2013 education for sustainable development lecture held at The University of the West of England.

The Results: Food waste audits produced on site at the University of the West of England found that 112,000 kWh of electricity could be generated every year by using an anaerobic digestion plant. The investment cost of an anaerobic digestion project utilising 200 tonnes amount of food waste produced at the University of the West of England was estimated to be around £230 000 and the pay pack period for such an investment was found to be around 5 years.

Recognition: The world’s largest sustainability network, 2degrees Network shortlisted the project for the waste and resource management award in the  2014 2degrees champions award.

For more details please see: https://www.2degreesnetwork.com/groups/2degrees-community/resources/university-project-realises-missed-opportunity-dealing-with-food-waste-by-ad/