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Food waste as energy

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Current Event March 13, 2014

Food Waste as Energy


The same methane gas emitted from humans is also produced by the same bacteria that lives in old pizza crusts, curdled milk, and other discarded food. Scientists have found ways to convert the methane gas from old food into energy. Several cities are already converting waste into energy, listen to this story to learn how New York City is trying it out.

Life Science Engineering

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AIR DATE: 03/11/2014


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