Quantum Biopower turning massive amounts of food waste into energy in Connecticut

SOUTHINGTON >> U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., started his political career here, and he returned to town last week to tour a newly opened, $14 million facility that soon will begin producing electricity using food waste from across the state.

Murphy came to the home of Quantum Biopower on Depaolo Drive to see first-hand what may be the forefront of food waste disposal in the Northeast. The company is located adjacent to the former Southington landfill with the Lake Compounce Amusement Park and a solid waste incinerator that looms in the distance near the town’s border with Bristol.

Read more