BioGreen 360 Digester by hcj


									Food Digester
   34 million tons of Food Waste generated in 2009
   Less than 3% was recovered and recycled
   Food Waste is the single largest component, of the
    remaining waste stream, being disposed of in
   Landfills serve as the largest source of atmospheric
    methane in the United States.
   Methane is 26 times more potent than Co2 on
    GreenHouse Gas.
   Anaerobic digestion of food waste, once disposed of
    in a landfill, creates the methane.
Organic Material
   Material that has come from a once-living organism; is capable of
   decay, or the product of decay such as food waste.

Food Waste
   Includes uneaten portions of meals as well as trimmings from food
   preparation activities in kitchens.
Food Waste - #2 by Volume
             #1 by Weight
                    Market Overview

These commercial businesses
generate 70% of food waste

   Restaurants       28%
   Hotels            16%
   Hospitals         13%
   Food Stores       13%
     Primary function of BioGreen 360 :

Accelerate the natural decomposition process of organic waste

through the utilization of advanced proprietary microorganisms

  while maintaining optimal levels of aeration, moisture and

                         temperature .
BioGreen360’s unique microorganisms safely

decompose organic waste at an accelerated

rate, without soil or groundwater contamination,

into a soil amendment that is 10% of its original

             BioGreen 360 Digester
             Features & Benefits
•   Easy installation (no need for water supply)
•   Self-contained unit, small footprint
•   Stainless steal cabinet
•   Quiet, clean, cost effective and sanitary
•   Continual feed process
•   Auto Start/Stop when lid Closes/Opens
•   Warning light & alarm when hopper or grinder door is left open
•   Low-cost operation and hassle-free maintenance
•   Fully automated operation
•   Reduced waste disposal costs
•   Increased recycling rates
•   Decreased impact on landfill capacity & greenhouse gas emissions
•   Eliminates odor & pest issues associated with food waste storage
               How it Works
   Totally self-contained, continual feed,
    organic waste disposal system
   Biologically converts solid food waste into
    compostable material

   Accelerates the natural decomposition
    process by maintaining optimal levels of
    aeration, moisture and temperature
   The Digester quickly decomposes
    organic waste including: vegetables,
    fruits,meats, fish, poultry, breads, pastas,
    solid dairy products as well as bones,
    shells, rinds, peels and skins
BioGreen 360 Digester

                An inside look of the
                main hopper shows the
                auger paddles that mix
                the food waste and the
                aeration pellets as the
                micro- organisms
                breakdown the organic
             BioGreen 360 Digester

A grinder effectively
reduces, bulk items and
small bones, into smaller
pieces. This creates
increased surface area,
allowing the microbes to
breakdown these items
more quickly.
            BioGreen 360 Digester

A green visual indicator
light shows when the
unit is operating.

The red light will
illuminate if either the
hopper or grinder door is
left open. The red light
also illuminates if the
grinder jams or other
service is needed.
            BioGreen 360 Digester

A look inside an operating digester shows the microbial impact on the
food waste.
The food waste is subject to temperatures exceeding 280 degrees.
Fahrenheit, effectively killing all pathogens, bacteria and even seeds.
From first input of organics to the start of compostable material
discharge takes approximately 3.5 hours.
             BioGreen 360 Digester

The enzyme enhanced microbial    The end product has been reduced
technology is classified as      by 90% and can be considered a
BIO Safety Level 1               bio-sterile mass. It is 95% dry and
(determined safe for human and   can be stored for several months.
animal contact).
       Customer Value Proposition
   Waste Diversion: Reduces current disposal cost of
    food waste by 90% creating a significant
    quantifiable economic benefit
   Transportation: eliminates associated transportation
    cost by reducing volume at the generator
   GHG Impact:
          Reduces fossil fuel emissions through reduced fuel consumption
          Reduces methane emissions at landfills and compost facilities
           by eliminating the basic supply source – FOOD WASTE
   Sustainability Goals: Allows customers to increase
    overall recycling.
   Regulations: Assists business in complying with
    NEW and Proposed food waste diversion regulations
                What Makes This a
                  Better Choice
   BioGreen 360 Digester                  Liquid Based Digesters
– Does not consume any fresh      –   Consumes 150 to 500 gallons of
  water or discharge grey water       fresh water per day and
                                      discharges 225 to 750 gallons of
                                      grey water
– No plumbing required
                                  –   Required plumbing adds $7,000 -
– No TSS (Total Suspended             $10,000 to installation costs
  solids) issue                   –   Possible TSS issue as a result of
                                      dirty or grey water discharge
– No regulatory issues
                                  –   Local regulations often prohibit
                                      grey water discharge into the
– Only requires once a year
                                      sanitary water system
  reseeding of microorganisms
                                  –   Need to be reseeded with
                                      microorganisms every 2-3 months
                 What Makes This a
                   Better Choice
    BioGreen 360 Digester              Dehydrating Digester

– You are able to load           – Must be batch loaded -restricted
  throughout the day without       from being fed throughout the
  restrictions                     day

– Automatic discharge of solid   – Does not automatically
  final product                    discharge and requires manual
                                   discharge of solid final product

– No rehydration issues with     – Upon rehydration may produce
  fungus, bacteria or odor         fungus, bacteria and odor
        BioGreen 360 Digester
           Models Available

      BG 500                                         BG 1000 and BG1500
                                                      (Includes Grinder)

                         Amount of food                              Amount of solid
     Model #                            Reduction %
                         waste per week                              discharge per week

      500                3,500lbs             90%                    350lbs
      1000               7,000lbs             90%                    700lbs
      1500               10,500lbs            90%                    1,050lbs
Based on an average weight of 5lbs per gallon or 1,000lbs per yard for food waste
F requently


               Digester FAQs
Q. How do I know if my product is safe for soil application?
A. Based on standard food material input, the by-product has a slight
acidic PH so we recommend you mix it with other compostable material
before adding it to your lawn or garden.
   If you feel it necessary, a soil analysis will determine whether or not
one will help the other. The end product will vary from site to site
depending on what goes into it, so this step is important to maintaining
a healthy soil.

Q. If I use the soil amendment in my garden, will seeds from
    what was processed grow?
A. No, during the cycle, the waste is heated to 280 or more for several
hours, killing all bacteria and plant seeds in the process.
                 Digester FAQs
Q. Are the units mobile?
A. All units have casters for easy mobility.
Q. How should I use my end product?
A. The end product can be used on the grounds of your establishment,
   sent to a composting facility. Because the end product is 95% dry, it
   is stable and can be stored for months, when not exposed to rain or
   snow, with no ill effects.
Q. My end product seems a bit wet; what should I do?
A. You may have overwhelmed the unit by putting a large amount of
   liquid into the hopper. BioGreen 360 is not designed for processing
   of liquid waste. If this occurs, it will require a normal cycle for all
   liquid to be evaporated and the unit to generate a normal by-product.
                  Digester FAQs
Q. Should I expect some sort of odor?
A. BioGreen 360 is a low-odor device. It effectively manages odor through
   activated charcoal air filters and a plasma deodorizer. It may emit a slight
   cooking odor at times, but it is unlikely that you will find it offensive.

Q. How simple is the unit to operate?
A. Easy as 1, 2, 3. Open the main hopper door, dump in the waste, close
   the door and walk away - that simple

Q. What is the difference between BioGreen 360 and other
   units on the market?
A. BioGreen 360 consumes no        fresh water and does not discharge any
    dirty water into sewer system. The only discharge from the unit is the
    sterile biomass and small amounts of condensate runoff from the
    condenser unit, which is safe to pour down the drain.
                  Digester FAQs
Q. What type of material can go into a BioGreen 360?
A. If it is from nature and fit for human consumption, your BioGreen 360
    will love it.

Q. I work in a high-volume restaurant. Sometimes things get missed
    when sorting; will it hurt the machine?
A. Making sure that silverware does not enter the machine is a must. Even
    a random piece here or there might damage the unit. Make sure that all
    inorganic materials are removed from wastes before loaded into the unit

Q. How should I install a unit?
A. BioGreen 360 can provide installation thru our service provider network
                  Digester FAQs
Q. How often should the inside of the unit be cleaned?
A. Typically there is no cleaning of the inner tank. Periodic buildup on the
    auger may need to be removed by a service technician

Q. Really, how full can I fill the unit?
A. The fill should not exceed the auger blade height of the unit.

Q. My employees like to open the door on the unit during processing
    to see what’s going on is there anything wrong with doing this?
 A. No, however you will delay the process time for cycling the waste. When
the door is opened for loading the unit stops. If the door is left open or
opened unnecessarily, the unit is not running and will take longer to
                  Digester FAQs
Q. What power requirements do I need?
A. Units are 3 phase 220 volt. Please refer to BioGreen 360 specification

Q. What do the number displays mean and is there something I should
    be monitoring?
A. The number displays are for monitoring temperatures and time. They are
pre-set at the factory based on your requirements (waste stream) and should
require no additional input. If the numbers on the display exceed the
programmed set points, the unit will shut down.

Q. How much does it cost to operate BioGreen 360?
A. We estimate an average of $285 a month for the BG-1500 model. This
 is based on a rate of 16 cents per KWH. This cost of kilowatt hours will vary
from region to region.

   Regulations
    – Upcoming by State
    – Impact on Generators
    – Options

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