|South Marengo Ave and E. Glenarm St.|
May 28, 2013
May 16, 2013
|Kroger Co.'s clean-energy production facility in Compton converts food that can't be sold or donated into energy.|
Photo: LA Times
The facility profiled in the article is located in Kroger's distribution facility in Compton and handles their subsidiaries' food waste (includes Ralph's and Food 4 Less). What would happen if you had a municipality like Pasadena adopt a facility like this? Would it be more feasible if you had one large "anaerobic digester system", which is shared among all the grocery stores in Pasadena? Would there be large opposition, or a NIMBY attitude, to a facility like this even though it emits no odors or pollution? Can stores and even the city both profit from an operation like this (lower energy costs, transportation cost elimination, etc.) in order to make it truly sustainable? Can the citizens of Pasadena and others like restaurants, farmers markets and others participate in order to increase capacity and power output and share in the benefits? I've mentioned before that Pasadena is unique in which we generate our own power and not reliant on inefficient and bureaucratic providers such as Edison and DWP. Why wouldn't this be an ideal extension of PWP's facilities?
- Brown Food, Green Energy [LA Times]