The Tech

The Vision

Re-imagining food waste as an energy resource

It is our vision for the world to see food waste as an opportunity, rather than a liability. Our mission at Food2X is to re-imagine waste as a resource by diverting food waste and swine wastewater to wastewater treatment facilities for efficient biogas production. Our co-founders include Cornell Engineers who were awarded the German Chancellor Fellowship (50 in the world) from the Humboldt Foundation (2020), and feature by UNICEF as Young Changemakers, among others.

The Milestones

March 2022: Food2X was selected as a finalist (1 of 10 globally) in the Stanford Global Energy Heroes Prize by the Precourt Institute for Energy's Global Energy Forum!

October 2021: Food2X was featured in Market Based Solutions to Sanitation at the Virtual Forum by the Duke-UNICEF Innovation Accelerator! [Video]

August 2021: Food2X's co-founder, Xu Liu, was selected into the WASH Young Changemakers Programme by UNICEF (1 of 5 globally)!

March 2021: Food2X's Xu Liu was selected to receive non-dilutive funding of $5,000 from the Epperson Entrepreneurship Fellowship Program.

Feb. 2021: Food2X was selected as a regional finalist for the $1M Hult Prize and invited to attend the Impact Summit in Amherst.

Dec. 2020: Food2X was selected to receive non-dilutive funding of $5,000 from the Marla and Barry ILR ’90 Beck Entrepreneurship Fellows Program.

Nov. 2020: Food2X was recognized by One Young World as a finalist for the Food Systems Solutions Challenge, to present at the Bold Action for Food as Force for Good Summit (which was organized by the World Economic Forum), a virtual pre-event of UN Food Systems Summit.

Oct. 2020: Food2X competed during the Startup Weekend in Oct 2020, organized by Blackstone LaunchPad & Techstars, and received the 2nd Place Award ($1,500).

The Network