Southington, Conn.-based Quantum Biopower takes in organic waste from area venues and turns it into renewable energy via anaerobic digestion.

Quantum Biopower, which has seen more packaged material than expected from throughout the Northeast, recently got initial approval for a new expansion.

A food-to-energy plant on DePaolo Drive intends to add a 25,000 square foot building and machinery to sort an unexpected rise in packaged food waste.