Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.33
Liaison Brad Spanbauer
Submission Date Jan. 29, 2018
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University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
IN-26: Innovation C

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Brian Kermath
Sustainability Director
Sustainability Office
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Madison Organics Diversion pilot project

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

Baker Tilly has requested that the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s Environmental Research & Innovation Center (ERIC) provide consulting services related to the Madison curbside organic diversion pilot. UW Oshkosh has experience operating and managing the nation’s first commercial-scale dry fermentation digester and is now exploring a city-wide diversion program. The City of Madison Project commenced in the summer of 2013 through late spring of 2014 with organic food diversion from 500 homeowners and two food establishment businesses. A total of twelve deliveries were received over a ten-month period for a total weight of 157 tons of organic waste. The average weight of each delivery was 13 tons, and the average percentage of curbside organic waste of the total recipe loaded into the digester was less than 4%. With the completion of the project, Madison is now beginning detailed engineering with goals of construction of an anaerobic digester and organics management system in 2017.

Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Public Engagement

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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