A STRATEGIC COMMITMENT TO A SUSTAINABLE WORLD

Columbia Biogas is planning to construct an innovative biogas production facility that
will convert local food waste into renewable energy and organic-based fertilizer products. The facility will support the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area’s goals to reduce waste, increase the use of renewable energy and achieve long-term greenhouse gas emission reductions.

COLUMBIA BIOGAS ADVANCES regional GOALS

The region is a national leader in successful waste reduction programs. Over the past 20 years, the waste reduction rate has increased from 26% to 57%. Despite this achievement, many resources that can easily be recycled are not being recovered. Enough waste from this region is disposed of in landfills each year to fill a football field 100 stories high. Recycling food waste from businesses such as restaurants, grocery stores and food distributors offers the greatest opportunity for meeting recycling goals and it the region’s highest priority material for increased recovery.