The process starts with determining which of the member facilities are candidates for food or beverage waste repurposing. After meeting with the sustainability and plant operations teams, collaborative waste and energy assessments are completed with the selected facilities. We want to understand the product process flows, current waste streams, wastewater treatment processes (if any), and current waste hauler arrangements as well as energy sources, usage, and costs. At this stage we also collaborate on waste reduction ideas and minimizing processing steps and costs upfront. These assessments enable the Alliance team to incorporate the needs of your facilities into the development plans for farm-based anaerobic digesters nationwide.