Food Waste Anaerobic Digestion Eligibility


A Food Waste Anaerobic Digestion plant is a facility that is fueled greater than 50% by volume from Food Residuals as defined in 10 V.S.A. § 6602(31).  

Pursuant to 10 V.S.A § 6602(31), Food Residual means source separated and uncontaminated material that is derived from processing or discarding of food and that is recyclable, in a manner consistent with section 6605k of Title 10.  Food Residual may include pre-consumer and post-consumer food scraps.  Food Residual does not mean meat and meat-related products when the food residuals are composted by a resident on site.

The digester input should be measured by volume.  The 50% by volume should be determined based on total input into the digester on an annual basis.

A Food Waste Anaerobic Digestion plant can use non-food residual feedstocks as long as they are less than 50% by volume.  Non-food residual feedstocks include animal manure, fats, oils, greases, glycerol, and biosolids. 

For more information, please contact VEPP Inc.  802-362-0748, option 1.