CHESTNUT RIDGE, N.Y., Jan. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- BioHiTech Global, Inc. ("BioHiTech") (OTC: BHTG), a green technology company that provides an innovative data-driven solution for food waste disposal, announced that its subsidiary, BioHiTech America, has partnered with Natural Systems Utilities, Ridgewood Green RME and the Village of Ridgewood, NJ to test a process that will allow BioHiTech's Eco-Safe Digester to digest, tank, and deliver the effluent from its Eco-Safe Digesters to Anaerobic Digestion (AD) facilities anywhere in the world.
BioHiTech's Eco-Safe Digester utilizes an aerobic digestion process to convert food waste to grey water, also referred to as effluent. Typically the effluent is discharged safely into the sewage system and individual wastewater treatment facilities to treat it with other sanitary waste. This new process will tank the unit's effluent allowing for transportation to an anaerobic digestion plant where biogas can be captured and used to create renewable energy.
The Eco-Safe Digester performs the hydrolysis stage of anaerobic digestion at the point of origin. Because the aerobic digestion process begins with the breakdown of solid organics to a liquid slurry, the effluent is able to be easily pumped and transported, arriving at the AD facility in a "predigested" condition allowing for efficient feedstock transfer and eliminating the need for costly processing at the AD facility.
"In a continual effort to offer our customers cost-effective solutions for food waste disposal, we have developed a process for those who want their food waste delivered to anaerobic digesters so that it can be converted to clean energy," said Frank E. Celli, CEO of BioHiTech Global.
"Early trials to receive the material and feed it to the digester have proven successful," said Paul Knowles, director of technical operations of Natural Systems Utilities. "We are working with BioHiTech to expand the process so that they can offer this solution to new and existing customers."
This new process is currently being tested at a high-volume supermarket in New Jersey and transported to an anaerobic digestion facility operated by the Village of Ridgewood, NJ at its water pollution control facility. Ridgewood Green RME, owns a 20,000 gallon per day liquid waste receiving facility and a 240 kW digester biogas power plant that is co-located at the anaerobic digestion facility. Natural Systems Utilities operates those components of the project owned by Ridgewood Green RME.
About Natural Systems Utilities
Natural Systems Utilities is a technology differentiated infrastructure company providing higher value, lower impact water and energy solutions for communities and industries. The company is a market leader that is rapidly mainstreaming the benefits of distributed systems as a widespread alternative to, and effective hybrid retrofit of traditional, less efficient centralized infrastructure. For more information, please visit www.naturalsystemsutilities.com.
About BioHiTech America
BioHiTech's unique solution to food waste disposal combines green technology with the power of Big Data to help businesses become more efficient, effective and profitable. BioHiTech's Eco-Safe Digester, an on-site aerobic digester, eliminates up to 2,400 pounds of food waste in a 24-hour period by converting it into nutrient-neutral water and transporting the water safely through standard sewer lines. The digester weighs each increment of waste during the digestion process and allows users to categorize its type or origin simultaneously transmitting this real-time data to the BioHiTech Cloud.
The BioHiTech solution not only diverts food waste from landfills, but integrates technology, data and analytics to help drive smarter business decisions. The Eco-Safe Digester provides business owners and managers with the necessary information that can then have an immediate impact on labor, safety, efficiency and sustainability within their company.
BioHiTech America, LLC is a subsidiary of BioHiTech Global, Inc. (OTC: BHTG). BioHiTech Global, Inc. is a publicly traded company engaged in helping companies to prevent waste.
For more information, please visit www.biohitech.com.
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