Grind2Energy™ – It’s all about our world and its future.

Sustainability for food waste generators is now a
viable option.

  • Since America’s first recycling plant opened in 1972, recycling has revolutionized the way we handle waste. But one challenge remained:

    food waste.

  • In recent years, large-scale composting has helped us handle food waste more responsibly.

  • The next step is here. Introducing Grind2Energy.

    Transforming your food waste into a clean, renewable source of energy.

Sustainability for food waste generators is now a viable option

The average commercial kitchen produces 4,000 lbs. or more of food waste a week.

Most of it ends up in landfills.

According to the U.S. EPA, each year more than 36 million tons of food waste is sent to landfills. There, food waste decomposes, releasing methane, a potent greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming. Less than 3% is ever recovered and recycled.

Hauling fees are increasing.

State and local governments are setting aggressive waste diversion goals and implementing landfill waste diversion bans. According to Waste Business Journal, hauling fees have been increasing by 7.1% every year due to these increased regulations, as well as rising fuel costs.

Waste Business Journal, Waste Market Overview & Outlook 2012, 2013.

Sustainability is increasingly important to business success.

As regulations continue to tighten and public awareness drives business towards cleaner energy, environmental responsibility has become increasingly important to thriving businesses.

In fact, over 93% of CEOs say that sustainability is critical to their company’s future business success.

The UN Global Compact - Accenture CEO Study on Sustainability 2013

A cleaner, easier, more sustainable solution.

Grind2Energy’s innovative food waste recycling system decreases your contribution to landfills and helps to generate clean, renewable energy. It also helps keep your facility cleaner and more efficient.

Discover how you can make a difference.

It’s a big idea, and it all starts with your facility and Grind2Energy, the food waste recycling system from Emerson.

Do you produce over 200 lbs. of food waste per day?

See how much your food waste adds up.

For every ton diverted from a landfill, your facility helps create:

123,970 kWh

of electrical energy
to power a single-family home

34,216 m3

of methane gas captured–
can heat a home for 2 weeks!

14.8 cars

off the road

Sustainability is now a homegrown reality for food waste-generating facilities, making it perfect for:

  • Hotels
  • Hospitals
  • Sports facilities
  • Colleges and universities
  • Restaurants
  • Supermarkets
  • Reduces hauling heavy waste bins

  • Reduces odor, pest problems

  • Reduces trash pickups, disposal fees

Complete support from start to finish

We will provide you with both a facility audit and a site-specific service plan to help you and your organization make the change to Grind2Energy.

Discover how it works.

From start to finish, Grind2Energy will make the disposal of your food waste cleaner, easier and more efficient.

Here’s how it works.

High-density shredding elements grind as fast as you can feed it.

Dry-grind technology minimizes the amount of water used.

Durable stainless steel construction.

100% factory tested to meet or exceed all U.S. agency approvals.

grinding demonstration

Sealed, enclosed tank eliminates odors and pest problems.

Sensor monitors fluid levels and notifies for pickup.

Reduced food waste volume meaning fewer trucks on the road.

Grind2Energy processes food waste into a premium, energy-rich material for anaerobic digestion.

  • Anaerobic digestion occurs in the absence of oxygen, a common occurrence in nature. It’s an organic process that recycles food waste.

  • Similar to the human digestion system, anaerobic digestion employs the use of microorganisms that, in the absence of oxygen, break down organic materials.

  • During the process, the microorganisms produce methane, which is captured as biogas and put to use as electricity and CNG.

  • When the microorganisms are finished, they disintegrate, and what remains of them and other organic matter are effluents, a beneficial, natural fertilizer.

  • Creating solutions that work for you

    We will custom-design an on-site system that works for your food waste volume and location. We handle every detail of the installation to ensure your Grind2Energy system optimizes your workflow.

    Grind2Energy installed in dock area to optimize pickup.

  • Creating solutions that work for you

    We will custom-design an on-site system that works for your food waste volume and location. We handle every detail of the installation to ensure your Grind2Energy system optimizes your workflow.

    Grind2Energy installed in cleanup area with outdoor holding tank

Our engineers have created a flexible food waste processing solution that will meet the needs of your facility. Here are a few of the options available.


Features nickel-chromium grind elements and a three-phase motor to support a continuous feed.

Contact us for specifications

Holding Tanks

Sized by an application engineer to meet your facility’s needs. Horizontal and vertical options available.

Contact us for specifications

Grind2Energy coordinates everything, from start to finish. We assess your facility requirements, specify and install your system, monitor and schedule pickups, and provide personalized sustainability reports.

Evaluation, design & installation

  • A Grind2Energy™ system designer works with your facility manager to customize the system.
  • System is installed; staff is trained on operation and maintenance.
  • Hotline numbers are established for easy access to Grind2Energy support team.

Automatic monitoring

  • Sensor monitors tank level in real time. Fill level information is sent wirelessly to the “cloud” for data monitoring by Grind2Energy personnel.
  • Automated sensor helps to optimize pickups and hauling schedule.


  • Pickup schedule is refined and fine-tuned to meet your facility needs.
  • Off-schedule pickups or high-demand periods are serviced in a timely manner.

Monthly subscription service

No upfront costs. Monthly fee covers costs to install, maintain, monitor and manage pickups at site and delivery to anaerobic digestion facility. Includes all service and repairs. Fees will vary based on pickup requirements, specific system, and installation needs. Fees are fixed for the life of the agreement.

  • Based on volume and pickup requirements.
  • Rates are fixed for the life of agreement.

Sustainability reporting

  • Accurate performance measurements to support sustainability objectives.
  • Customized reports for your facility – waste diverted from landfills, greenhouse gases prevented and renewable energy created.

Grind2Energy. Good for business. Good for the environment.

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