Southington is now home to Connecticut’s first food waste-to-renewable-energy facility, bringing cutting edge technology and a new spin on recycling.

A Connecticut biogas plant is nearing the finish line and will start up by the end of the year, according to Brian Paganini, vice president of Quantum Biopower.

On Tuesday, Yale representatives attended a ribbon cutting ceremony dedicated to Quantum Biopower, Connecticut’s first food waste-to-energy facility in Southington. Beginning operations at the start of 2017, the new facility will help the University expand its composting efforts and further its sustainability goals.