Hospitality Design
This Site Web | Advanced Search
Hospitality Design Home Hotel Industry News Green Hotel Design Hotel Furniture and Products buyers' guide Hotel Design Projects Hotel Interior Design Events Photo Gallery buyers' guide
Green Design


Disney Resort First to Use Organics-to-Energy Facility

Mar 11, 2014


Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando is now purchasing energy from Harvest Power’s Central Florida Energy Garden—an organics management and renewable energy facility. By converting organic waste into a mixture of gases called biogas as well as natural fertilizers, the anaerobic digester will divert hundreds of thousands of tons of waste from Central Florida landfills.

Located within the Reedy Creek Improvement District (RCID), the Energy Garden uses anaerobic digestion—a biological process that relies on naturally occurring bacteria—to produce the biogas, a renewable source of energy. When operating at full capacity, the facility will process more than 120,000 tons of organic materials annually while producing 5.4 megawatts of combined heat and power.

Harvest Power’s Energy Garden helps businesses and communities across Central Florida reduce and reuse organic material, increase renewable energy production, and revitalize soil to boost local agriculture. Restaurants, hotels, and food processors throughout the region are now able to send food waste to the Energy Garden.

Currently, compostable organic material makes up the largest and heaviest portion of the overall waste stream in the U.S., according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The majority of organic material is discarded with waste and hauled to distant landfills. In Central Florida, about 24 pounds of food waste enters a landfill every second—or more than 1,000 tons per day.

“As North American demand for recycling of organic waste grows, this anaerobic digestion facility is a revelation for what is possible,” says Alex MacFarlane, Harvest Power’s vice president of project development. “Designed to the highest standards, we hope it will serve as an inspiration for more communities to divert organics from the landfill.”





    hdexpotab1
hdtalks: the interviews

During HD Expo 2014, Hospitality Design’s Michael Adams sat down with HBA’s Michael Bedner to talk about his half-century in the hospitality design industry. View the video.

 

MORE  

 
Produced by: Emerald Expositions
Nielsen      Contract Design | Hospitality Design | K+BB | DDI



Hospitality Design is the leading interior design industry publication and established web resource in the business. Providing comprehensive reporting on hotel industry
news and exclusive coverage of the latest ecological-friendly green hotels and bar designs, HD Magazine keeps you updated on the latest hotel trends in technology
and innovative interior design ideas. From recent hotel renovations and openings to award-winning luxury hotels and hotel construction projects, HD Magazine
keeps you informed on news that matters most to your hospitality business.

Hospitality Design Magazine | Hotel Industry News | Green Hotel Design  | Hotel Furniture and Products | Hotel and Bar Design Projects | Hospitality Design Events 
 | Hospitality Design Newsletter | About Hospitality Design | Hospitality Design Magazine Advertising | Hotel Design Opportunities 
| Contact Us | Site Map | RSS 
hdexpo2 hdboutique2 summit