Episode 17

Published on:

15th Jun 2023

S5 Ep5: How Divert is Converting Wasted Food into Renewable Energy

Meet the company trying to make use of wasted food: Divert. 

Determined to create a zero-waste future, Divert’s CEO Ryan Begin sits down to chat with Nick about how the company utilizes advanced technology to turn wasted food that would turn into methane in a landfill into renewable energy instead.

How do they have the confidence that their solution is truly a climate-positive solution for waste? How much work goes into preparing wasted food (e.g., removing microplastics)? And are there positive signs to indicate this technology will take off in the US as it has in other countries across Europe?  

Tune in to find out!


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Where climate tech investors get deep dives into the latest cutting edge technology and discover how it fits into the broader landscape.
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