From there, this material is put into an anaerobic digester where bacteria and other microbes snack on the decomposing food in enclosed tanks. As the waste breaks down, the microbes release methane—which is then captured and used to generate energy. Click here to see Grind2Energy in action across Northgate Markets.In addition to the environmental benefit, Grind2Energy helps chains like Northgate Markets meet guidelines set forth by the Mandatory Commercial Organics Bill. The legislation requires high-volume commercial operations, such as supermarkets, to divert food waste from landfills. "The Grind2Energy technology offers businesses a clean and efficient method to comply with this legislation," said Chad Severson, president of InSinkErator, a business of Emerson. "Grind2Energy also provides businesses with an opportunity to participate in a local, closed-loop solution that drives renewable energy benefits for their own communities." Northgate Market's results have already been significant. Renewable energy, created from the chain's food scraps, has been enough to power 53 homes and heat 78 homes for a month. The food scraps have generated 20,394 pounds of nutrient-rich fertilizer. They've also made a big impact on greenhouse gas emissions, eliminating the equivalent of driving 234,385 miles. For more information, visit Grind2Energy.com. About Emerson Emerson (NYSE: EMR), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets. Our Emerson Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid, and discrete manufacturers maximize production, protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs. Our Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency, and create sustainable infrastructure. For more information visit Emerson.com. About InSinkErator Headquartered in Racine, Wis., InSinkErator, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), is the world's largest manufacturer of food waste disposers and instant hot water dispensers for home and commercial use. InSinkErator developed Grind2Energy, Emerson's innovative recycling system to convert food waste into energy. For more information about InSinkErator products, call 1-800-558-5700 or visit the company's website at www.insinkerator.com.