|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Oct 1 2017|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
As a response to this research need, TUBS, Inc., a food waste hauler and processor (originally a solid waste hauler), in partnership with the Uni versity of Minnesota Department of Animal Science, conducted a study on digestibility of nutrients in food waste-derived animal feed. The re search was funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). The NIFA project evaluated a patented mobile modular food waste processor (MMFWP) that utilizes a thermal process to dehydrate the food waste and eliminate pathogens while preserving the nutrients. The research performed under the grant was designed to measure the digestibility of targeted high value nutrients for swine. The MMFWP serves as both a collection tank and the processing vessel, enabling food waste sources to be collected and processed separately in order to reduce variability.