A leader at the state’s only biogas plant says lax enforcement of the law has limited the potential for energy production.

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All eight of UConn's dining halls on campus will send kitchen and post-dining food waste to Quantum BioPower in Southington, Conn.

The actual composting is performed by firms like Quantum Biopower, which places the food waste in an industrial anaerobic digesting facility. During decomposition, the waste gives off methane, which is collected and burned in the same way that natural gas is.