This solution uses a biogas plant to convert food waste from restaurants and cafeterias into renewable energy and natural fertilizer for food production.
In restaurants and cafeterias, small BioTrans collection units grind food waste and peelings into homogeneous biomass. The food waste is then pumped into a closed, odour-free tank where it is collected and stored for several weeks at ambient temperature. From there, the biomass is regularly hauled to large plants where it is recycled into biogas and used as renewable energy for heating and electricity.
The low content of contaminants makes the food waste biomass from the BioTrans System easy to handle for biogas plants. Also, the by-product of the biogas production process is utilized as fertilizer for agriculture.
Why you should care
Consumer and retail food waste accounts for more than 40% of total food losses in industrialised countries. By processing this waste on site, BioTrans Nordic can help companies and restaurants convert an expense into profit, through the production of biogas and fertilizer.