Four cylindrical tanks about three stories high are connected by pipes and tubes -- and it all fits in the space of about 20 parking spots. It's an anaerobic digestion system that converts 8 tons of food waste and unrecyclable cardboard per day into electricity.
The technology was developed at UC-Davis and built by Sacramento-based Clean World Partners. CEO Michele Wong says the technology solves multiple problems at once:
WONG: "Burgeoning landfills, demand for natural gas and electricity, the reduction harmful GHG emissions and the creation of jobs, and economic opportunity."