|11 April 2017|

CALIFORNIA

A US naval base will begin using renewable electricity generated from food waste after an innovative cleantech system is installed later this year.

The award-winning waste-to-energy FLEXIBUSTER™ system – from SEaB Energy – has been selected by the State of California Energy Commission for a four-year research initiative looking at the potential of securing sustainable energy from food waste.

In a deal between Southampton-based SEaB Energy and the University of California, Davis, a FLEXIBUSTER™ will service the US Naval Base in Ventura County from October 2017. It will convert 2,500kg of food waste – no longer suitable for humans to eat – into 480 MWh/year.

SEaB Energy CEO and co-founder, Sandra Sassow, said: “This is a prestigious win for SEaB Energy and gives us coast-to-coast visibility in the US where we already have a burgeoning pipeline of contracts to fulfil this year.  British engineering and manufacturing has an important place in the UK economy and we’re very proud to be creating jobs and exporting worldwide.”