The repurposing of food processing waste is a huge opportunity for innovation and profits
German monk and theologian Martin Luther probably said it best: “Beer is made by men, wine by God.” It’s true — the world loves its wine. Americans, in fact, downed close to a billion gallons of it in 2016. But winemakers create a lot of waste when they produce all that vino, most of it in seeds, stalks and skins.
Known as pomace, it can contaminate soil and water with pesticide and fertiliser residues when disposed. Pomace also clogs landfills, attracting flies and other pests while releasing carbon pollution during decomposition. Solid waste landfills, in fact, are the greatest source of methane gas in the United States, a major contributor to climate change.
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