Sustainable Food Waste Management With HEBioT™
The EPA found that the United States generated nearly 41 million tons of food waste in 2017. Out of that food waste, we only diverted 6.3% from incinerators and landfills. Since larger industrial companies process a significant amount of food material, they have a major role to play in this diversion.
At BioHiTech, we partner with Entsorga Italia to bring you High Efficiency Biological Treatment (HEBioT™) technology. This unique process separates organic and inorganic material to divert food waste from landfills. HEBioT™ makes it simple for your company to join the movement against food waste.
The Entsorga West Virginia plant in Martinsburg is the only facility in the United States currently deploying HEBioT™ technology. It provides the Eastern Panhandle with a proven, cost-effective way to divert traditional waste and reduce landfill usage.
HEBioT™ utilizes automated sorting, biological composting and mechanical refinement to turn food waste into Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF). This technology can achieve as much as 80% landfill diversion through advanced and clean processes. Companies that work with large amounts of organic material can send their waste to our HEBioT™ Renewable Resource Recovery Facility for eco-friendly treatment.
How Does HEBioT™ Perform Organic Waste Management?
HEBioT™ mechanically sorts food waste and inorganic material for biological processing as follows:
- Organic and inorganic waste move through a mechanical process that sorts each material for two types of processing.
- Any organic material, such as food waste, goes to a bio-oxidation hall. We process inorganic material differently depending on the material category.
- In the bio-oxidation hall, food waste and other organic material are biologically broken down and dried into SRF.
Methane-Free Food Waste Processing
The HEBioT™ process generates zero methane. Traditional organic waste management processes like landfill processing release methane that contributes to greenhouse gases. In addition, we filter the air in the bio-oxidation hall for methane-free treatment.
Turning Food Waste Into SRF
Food waste that undergoes the HEBioT™ process turns into EPA-recognized SRF, a confetti-like material. SRF has a similar BTU to coal, making it a viable alternative fuel source for multiple industries. Entsorga West Virginia partners with cement manufacturers who use SRF to reduce their carbon footprint.
By processing your food waste with HEBioT™, you’ll help us reduce the impact of carbon use on the environment. Combined with its landfill diversion capabilities, HEBioT™ can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 24,800 tons of carbon dioxide per year.
How Can My Company Use HEBioT™ in Our Food Waste Strategies?
Sending your organic waste to Entsorga West Virginia works in a similar way as bringing it to traditional waste processing facilities. We process waste in a single stream, sorting the materials for you. Bring your waste to the plant as you normally would, and we’ll handle the rest.
Dropping off material at our HEBioT™ Renewable Resource Recovery Facility costs the same as traditional waste management services. For the same price as alternative options, you can divert your food waste from landfills.