Business Journal: Onsite To Build New Plant
After a successful pilot project, a Davis company plans to build a factory that converts food waste into energy.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
What works for Davis could work for the City of Industry. Davis-based Onsite Power Systems built a pilot plant near the University of California Davis that converts kitchen scraps into energy. Each day, the plant can turn eight tons of kitchen waste into compressed natural gas. That’s enough to run a car from Sacramento to New York City. Now the City of Industry wants to get in on the effort. Grand Central Recycling and Transfer Station, which takes garbage for the city, has proposed a plant. The project would be 30 times larger than the Davis plant and cost $4 million to $5 million to build. The biofuel it produces would run Grand Central’s fleet of trash trucks. The plant would take about a year to build.