Startup ‘Ecotone’ opens location in Swissvale, converts meals waste into renewable power – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

SWISSVALE (KDKA) – A new startup wants to convert food waste into renewable energies.

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Ecotone Renewables opened in Swissvale this weekend.

This is the work of students at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.

This facility will convert food waste from local restaurants and people into renewable energy and liquid plant fertilizer that is used in community gardens, farms and houseplants.

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Their goal is to keep waste out of landfills while helping others.

“Currently 40% of all food is wasted. We can take steps to reduce food waste, but there will always be a certain amount of food waste. So our system here is a decentralized system that processes ten tons of food waste on site every year. Our vision is therefore to build a decentralized system network across the Pittsburgh region and eventually across the country, ”said Dylan Lew, CEO of Ecotone Renewables.

You can hand in your food waste from Thursday.

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If you want to buy some of the flooring, visit Ecotone’s website. Click here for more information.

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