Turning Food Waste into Renewable Energy

Through unique, innovative technologies and anaerobic digestion, the San Bernardino Waste-to-Energy project converts pre-consumer food waste into renewable resources that not only diminish solid landfill waste, but reduce organizations’ carbon footprint and help achieve increasing sustainability goals.

Recovered resources such as clean, clean industrial water, organic liquid fertilizer, biogas and electricity will aid in meeting stringent California requirements, create nutrient-rich, carbon-based organic good-grade fertilizer and generate renewable power to be delivered to Southern CA Edison power grid via a utility interconnection facility.

Diverted waste results in significant cost savings and reduced tipping fees for haulers, food waste generators and municipalities. BioStar Renewables manages and facilitates all aspects of the process — from collection and pre-processing to digestion and generation — spearheading long-term agreements that make achieving sustainability goals a seamless reality.

How It Works


Beginning in 2020, The San Bernardino Waste-to-Energy project will divert 93,850 tons of pre-consumer food waste from the Cochella and Lambs Canyon landfills each year. As a result, 85,000 gallons per day or 31,025,000 gallons of food waste per year will create:

  • 21,637,200 kWh of electricity, which is enough power to supply 2,000 homes
  • 849,000 gallons of SuperSix Organic Liquid Ammonia Fertilizer, per year
  • 18,250 tons of compostable fiber, per year
  • 19,876,800 gallons of clean water all for industrial reuse, per year
  • Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission reductions equivalent to:
    • 130,826,303 miles driven by an average passenger vehicle
    • 5,932,598 gallons of gasoline consumed
    • 6,084 homes' energy use for one year
    • 58,093,513 pounds of coal burned

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If you represent a municipality, university, school, hospital, supermarket, hotel, caterer, brewery, or food processing-manufacturing plant— send us a note! We can help dispose of your food waste in sustainable ways and benefit the local community.