Tag Archives: Green Technology

Reducing your Emissions with a Low-Carbon Investment

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The proper management of food waste is actually a low hanging fruit for investors and society as a whole. It is not just more efficient to track down and manage food waste where it is actually generated; it is also of paramount importance to reduce pollution caused by improper waste management and its subsequent transportation.

But it is also not just the act or cost of transportation or the overall level of pollution associated with food waste disposal that has become a concern, it is the staggering fact that we have little information available and even less understanding of how the impact of food waste affects our society.

A green smart technology solution that helps control and prevent waste can be most effective and prove to be a good investment.

The Eco-Safe Digester offers companies an opportunity to reduce operational costs, become more sustainably resilient, and build brand value with stakeholders.

In the US alone, food eats up 10 per cent of the total energy budget, uses 50% of the available US land and absorbs 80% of the fresh water consumed in the US: yet, about 40% of all the food never gets eaten and goes from the shelves to waste. In terms of value, we can estimate that at about 900 billion US dollars of food going to waste on a yearly basis, a value which is only growing bigger by the day (National Resource Defense Council, 2012).

The 40% of food that never gets to be consumed and goes directly to the dumpster creates even more issues in terms of data monitoring and costs control.

The Eco-Safe Digester solution offers a clear roadmap in terms of proper food waste management so companies can see the impacts to their bottom line and have access to real waste data so they can start to understand how to reduce the amount of food wasted. This should make investors feel more comfortable in making investments in the green technology market.

From an investors’ point of view, tackling food waste represents one of the few opportunities left to re-ignite a new wave of legitimate value creation.

BioHitech America Receives Grand Recognition

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BioHitech America, LLC Receives Grand Recognition at the 2008 International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show for New “Green” Technology

MONTVALE, NJ (Nov 14, 2008) – BioHitech America’s  high volume organic waste decomposition technology, launched earlier this year, received grand recognition at the 2008 International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant show at the Jacob K. Javits Center in NYC, receiving the prestigious award for Innovation in Green Technology for their Eco-Safe Digester.

The decomposition unit, which is energy-efficient and made of stainless steel, breaks down food waste into a liquid within 24 hours, enabling the waste to be safely disposed of down the drain.  Resultantly, green house gases are reduced, landfill space and fuel are preserved, and ultimately, dependency on fossil fuels and other foreign oil sources declines. Additionally, overall costs associated with work flow efficiencies, janitorial supplies and general operational management of the organic waste flow stream are minimized. The technology benefits any commercial food preparatory work site application generating a high volume of organic waste, including; grocery chains, hotels, hospitals and universities.

Operating the Eco-Safe Digester  at full capacity for 1 year will reduce emissions of 470,000 pounds of CO2 and 58 MTCE of greenhouse gases. That is equivalent to taking 40 cars off the road, saving 1200 gallons of diesel fuel, and planting almost 100 trees.

“Our product has undergone years of rigorous testing, so we are very excited about finally bringing our technology to market at a time when it is needed most. Our technology provides our customers with a way to actively contribute to environmental sustainability, while also providing them with significant economical benefits and improved work flow efficiencies in the process,” said Frank E. Celli, CEO of BioHitech America. “It’s a win-win situation for everyone, most importantly, for our environmental infrastructure.”

“The savings we have experienced in hauling costs have been substantial, but the benefits which have been the most gratifying have been the improvements in general morale with our employees. Our employees feel empowered when they use the technology. They feel they are actively contributing to the preservation of our environment, and feel proud to be working for an organization to which environmental stewardship is pursued in a genuine way,” commented Sue Miller Payton, Vice President of Marketing for Fairway Market.

The award-winning technology is already installed in many well known grocery chains, hotels, hospitals and universities coast to coast. The Eco-Safe Digester is available in 3 sizes with customization available to accommodate special capacity requirements and work site specifications.

BioHitech America is an industry leader in comprehensive organic waste disposal with over 60 years collective waste services experience.