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Geissler's Supermarket Transforms Food Waste Into Energy with Breakthrough New Grind2Energy

Tom Talamini

Geissler’s Supermarket has installed a Grind2Energy organics recycling system in its East Windsor, Connecticut location to divert food waste from the landfill and convert it into renewable energy. The InSinkErator Grind2Energy system at Geissler’s marks the first installation site of this sustainable solution in the state of Connecticut. Food scraps are collected and ground into a slurry which is held in an onsite storage tank until it is taken to an anaerobic digester facility in Hadley, Massachusetts. The methane released from the food waste is captured and transformed into electricity and heat as well as fertilizer for local farms. In addition to decreasing landfill waste, this solution results in improved sanitation, employee safety and the elimination of odors, while also helping to prevent pests.

Tom Talamini, head of maintenance for Geisler’s, said, “The Grind2Energy team provided us with a cost-effective, full-service, turnkey solution for disposing of our organic waste in an environmentally responsible way. Considering the high volume of prepared foods sold at locations like our East Windsor store, the system has already proved to be very easy for our staff to implement.” For more information on how “The Grind2Energy” system can help your company your organic waste needs contact, a CFA Member company.

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