Overhead view of Rendering of AOE plant

March 25, 2019 3 minute read

LIPA Approves American Organic Energy Anaerobic Digester Facility

The Long Island Power Authority approved an $84 million contract to purchase power from American Organic Energy's proposed anaerobic digester, which will convert food waste into sustainable energy and significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

AOE Logo on top of image with family filling plates with food

January 21, 2019 3 minute read

How to Minimize Food Waste at Home

By making shopping lists, planning dinner menus, and understanding the shelf life of perishable items, we can each take steps to minimize food waste at home and help alleviate this growing global concern.

AOE Logo on top of image of man looking at canned products in supermarket

January 02, 2019 3 minute read

Wasted: Changing the World, One Head of Lettuce at a Time

American Organic Energy was recently recognized for its revolutionary initiatives in the anaerobic digestion industry in the landmark documentary, Wasted: The Story of Food Waste from executive producer Anthony Bourdain.

AOE Logo on top of overhead shot of full table of friends eating with full plates

December 05, 2018 4 minute read

Beyond the Dinner Table: Holiday Food Waste

Shopping smart, paying attention to food labels, making the most of leftovers and learning about the many benefits of anaerobic digestion are all ways to help reduce food waste, and even transform any scraps into a cleaner, healthier future for us all.

Side view of trash pile in dump

September 21, 2018 3 minute read

Global Annual Food Waste to Top 2.1B Tons by 2030, Warns Report

A recent study by Boston Consulting Group foretells of a worldwide 'food waste disaster' with global implications, underscoring the critical importance of utilizing anaerobic digester facilities, such as American Organic Energy, to process organic waste and divert food scraps from landfills.

Side view of vegetable produce at local market

July 24, 2018 3 minute read

New York State DEC Announces $4M in Food Waste Recycling Grants

Grant funding will help facilitate and expand the state's diversion of food waste from restaurants, supermarkets, hospitals and colleges to food banks, organics recycling centers and anaerobic digestion facilities, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, feed the hungry, and protect the environment.

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April 30, 2018 4 minute read

AOE Begins Onboarding Partners to its Anaerobic Digester Project

Partnering with American Organic Energy and its anaerobic digester helps reduce food waste, prevent harmful greenhouse gases, and safeguard our collective futures, overall.

Compost being poured into bucket

January 17, 2018 3 minute read

NYLCV Puts Food Recycling and Recovery Act at Top of 2018 Agenda

This Act is intended to align New York State with the existing food recovery initiatives in New York City and facilitate the expansion and construction of collection facilities throughout the state.

Wasted - The Story of Food Waste graphic

December 21, 2017 3 minute read

Powerful New Doc Highlights How Food Waste Contributes to Climate Change

Natural disasters have ignited provocative discussions on climate change. A new film explores how food waste is directly related to changes in the atmosphere.

The impact of the 4th industrial revolution on the waste management sector - text graphic

October 12, 2017 4 minute read

New Global Analysis Highlights Impacts of ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ on Waste Management & Recycling Industry

The Fourth Industrial Revolution will significantly impact waste management, says a report released in conjunction with the Wastecon/ISWA World Congress 2017.

Vegetables and fruit on a table

August 23, 2017 3 minute read

Proposal to Expand NYC Organic Waste Collection Program Would Divert 50K More Tons of Food Waste Annually to Renewable Energy Facilities

A NYC Sanitation proposal to expand organic waste collection to more commercial food establishments would divert an additional 50K tons of food waste annually.

NY Times image - The Compost King of New York with photo of Charles Vigliotti

February 15, 2017 1 minute read

NY Times Magazine Features American Organic Energy's Charles Vigliotti

New York Times Magazine offers a comprehensive profile of AOE’s chief Executive Charles Vigliotti in “The Compost King of New York.”

Governor Cuomo Close Up

September 01, 2015 2 minute read

Governor Cuomo Announces Support of Long Island Anaerobic Digester Initiative

Governor Cuomo announced support for plans to erect an anaerobic digester that will revamp Long Island’s outdated and unsustainable food waste system.