Citizens Campaign for the Environment recently hosted its 2022 Environmental Equinox Awards Gala at The Piermont in Babylon, at which Charles Vigliotti, President and CEO of American Organic Energy (AOE), was honored for his role in leading the charge in the food waste recycling industry.
AOE is currently building the largest anaerobic digester on the east coast, designed to convert our food waste to renewable energy and compost.
With an eye on providing end-to-end sustainable solutions for the New York region, Vigliotti's family of companies is uniquely equipped to process the region's organic waste stream to produce a myriad of renewable products. These range from engineered soils to clean energy, and will work to significantly reduce landfill waste and greenhouse gas emissions over time.
The anaerobic digester facility is projected to annually take in: 180,000 tons per year of food waste; 30,000 tons of fats, oils and greases; 10,000 tons of grass clippings.
These waste streams will be converted into carbon-neutral, sustainable, and renewable biogas; vehicle fuel; electricity; nutrient-rich water and plant food; compost; and environmentally-friendly fertilizer — resulting in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by more than 40,000 tons annually.
In 2005, CCFE began hosting an annual Environmental Equinox Gala to honor leaders on environmental issues and celebrate a year's worth of victories and accomplishments, with the goal of bringing together stakeholders, elected officials, scientists, members of the public, advocates, and businesses devoted to this principle.
For more information on the anaerobic digester, contact American Organic Energy.