Unwaste food waste with Brightmark
Brightmark is looking to grow its portfolio of circularity centers by developing, building, owning, and operating organics projects.
Over 54 million tons of food is wasted annually in the U.S.* Food waste globally accounts for approximately 8% of greenhouse gas emissions.** We want to change that.
Turning organic waste into new products
Brightmark’s Circularity Centers™ capture greenhouse gas emissions through anaerobic digestion and convert them into new, useable products. Our projects create value from waste by generating renewable products, reducing CO2 equivalencies, and diverting waste from landfills and waterways.
We will divert organic waste from landfills into our circularity centers, where it is prepared for anaerobic digestion.
Organics are broken down into nutrients that can be repurposed. During this process, biogas forms naturally and is captured.
We extract the methane from captured biogas, then upgrade it into renewable natural gas that is distributed to the pipeline where it can be used for heat and power.
We convert the remaining solids into fertilizer or compost. The leftover liquids are either used for land application at area farms or are treated at a local wastewater treatment plant.
We are seeking companies and individuals to join us on our journey to Reimagine Waste. These include:
– Materials recovery facilities (MRFs)
– Other generators of organic waste
REDUCE GREENHOUSE GASES
NEGATIVE CARBON INTENSITY
CREATE VALUE FROM WASTE
Creating a world without
waste with Pilgrim’s
The Sumter Circularity Center in Sumter, South Carolina, uses methane biogas generated by customer Pilgrim Pride’s poultry processing facility to produce electricity and hot water—enough to power 500 – 700 households.
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**Project Drawdown. Solutions. Reduced food waste.
***CARB Certified Fuel Pathways