The Recycling Product News team was in Toronto last week for the Waste & Recycling Expo Canada (aka CWRE) annual trade show and convention. We interviewed representatives from some of the innovative companies exhibiting on the show floor.
Livestock Water Recycling named finalist in Grow-NY Business competition
LWR one of 20 startup companies with a chance to win up to $1 million
Empire State Development and Cornell University's Center for Regional Economic Advancement have announced that Livestock Water Recycling, a Canadian based startup, has been chosen from over 200 applicants for the inaugural Grow-NY food and beverage innovation and agriculture technology business challenge. LWR is recognized as North America's leading provider of modern manure management systems.
The LWR System reduces the environmental impact of livestock farming, while saving farmers time and money, and providing them the opportunity to diversify their revenue in the circular manure economy.
New York is known for their environmental leadership, evident by the recent passing of the most ambitious climate plan
in the country. The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) calls on the state to switch to 100%
carbon-free electricity by 2040. Doing so would end the reliance on fossil fuels and turbocharge the green energy
economy. Notably, transportation is the number one source of emissions in the state of New York and decreasing
pollution from buses is a top priority for lawmakers.
According to LWR, their system is uniquely positioned to access untapped renewable natural gas (RNG) potential to help New York reach these targets. In fact, the LWR System is a is a game-changer for manure. The System's ability to exploit this
agricultural waste stream by turning it into potable water, regenerative fertilizers, and a valuable energy resource is a
big step towards a clean, sustainable future. Farmers who install this manure treatment technology have the ability to
ultimately disrupt both the Energy for Transportation and Fertilizer industries by improving environmental outcomes,
increasing economic competitiveness, and creating a more sustainable future.
Grow-NY is an unprecedented business competition focused on enhancing the emerging food and agriculture innovation
cluster currently present in the Finger Lakes, Central New York and Southern Tier regions. In just the first year of a three year commitment, Grow-NY attracted 199 completed applications from 23 different states and 16 countries around the
world, as well as hundreds of additional partial applications and inquiries from food and agriculture startups from across
the nation and around the world.
LWR CEO Karen Schuett will join 19 other finalists from across the U.S., Canada and Germany to compete for $3 million
in funding. This includes a $1 million grand prize, which will be unveiled at the Grow-NY Food and Ag Summit on Nov. 12
and 13 at the Riverside Convention Center in Rochester, N.Y.
"I would like to commend Empire State Development and Cornell University's Center for Regional Economic
Advancement for their inspiring commitment to supporting agtech innovation," says Schuett. "New York has been a
significant part of our startup story, having installed our very first commercialized system there. The New York dairy
industry has been incredibly supportive of our vision of lagoon-free farming, and I look forward to the opportunity to
help enhance the economy and business landscape of Upstate New York."
"We're very pleased with the number of applicants and quality of the finalists that Grow-NY generated during its first
year," said Tom Schryver, director of Cornell University's Center for Regional Economic Advancement. "We generated a
wide variety of submissions with substantial geographic, gender and ethnic diversity. Today's finalists should be very
proud to have been selected from this highly competitive field, and we're excited about their potential and the impact
we can have on our region."
The winning business will help contribute to job growth, connect with local industry partners and contribute to a thriving economy.
LWR's application was evaluated by a panel of 30 independent judges the spectrum of food, beverage and agriculture
businesses and academics. Grow-NY will award prize money to seven winners this November, all payable in stages,
based on business milestones. This includes the $1 million top prize, two $500,000 prizes and four smaller amounts. Tax
incentives will also be included. To learn more about the other finalists, as well as the mentors, judges and full schedule
of Grow-NY events, please visit grow-ny.com.
Earlier this year, in July in SALINAS, CA, SVG Ventures and Forbes announced Livestock Water Recycling as the recipient of the 2019 THRIVE-Forbes Innovation Icon Award at the fifth annual Forbes AgTech Summit in Salinas.
"Our mission is to help farmers feed the world while reducing their costs and regenerating the health of the farming ecosystem," says Karen Schuett, LWR Co-Founder and CEO. "Consumer expectations are evolving, and by combining our disruptive technology with the invaluable resources of large global brands, we're excited to be a part of the real change that's happening right now in the food and agriculture industry" she adds.
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Continental Biomass Industries (CBI) premiered the 6400CT Horizontal Grinder and Chipper at the 2019 Factory Forum in Newton, New Hampshire. The 6400CT processed steel contaminated railroad ties along with a mix of construction and demolition debris to headline the range of environmental equipment at the show.
Tigercat Industries Inc. based in Ontario, Canada has completed the purchase of Ragnar Original Innovations (ROI) located in New Hampshire, USA. The company, founded by Anders Ragnarsson, currently manufactures material processing machinery used in the construction, forestry and recycling industries.
The Recycling Product News team is in Toronto this week for the Waste & Recycling Expo Canada (aka CWRE) annual trade show and convention. We interviewed representatives from some of the innovative companies exhibiting on the show floor.
Tidy Planet, the UK-based food waste specialist and the company behind Rocket Composters, has expanded into Scandinavia. This summer, the company appointed Norwegian waste management firm Berekraft for Alle as the company's latest distribution partner.
Ecolo's enhanced BioStreme 401 ideal for odour control in anaerobic digestion and a range of applications
Anaerobic digestion is a practical and efficient solution to the considerable amounts of organic waste produced by intensive animal production, food processing, and municipalities - turning waste into useful biogas which can be burned to produce heat and electricity. Unbalanced degradation of such organic waste can produce highly odorous gases including hydrogen sulfide, ammonia and volatile fatty acids, causing nuisance to the surrounding communities, and often opposition to anaerobic digester plants and related facilities.
BioHiTech Global Revolution Series Digesters to be installed at four universities in the Northeastern US
BioHiTech Global, Inc. has received orders for its Revolution Series Digesters from four universities located in the northeastern US. The Company has completed several unit installations and expects to deliver a total of twelve digesters to the four universities that have a combined enrollment of more than 100,000 students. Upon full deployment, the twelve digesters will be capable of diverting more than 2 million pounds of food waste from landfills each year. In addition, the Revolution Series™ Digesters will also provide real-time data analytics to assist each university in determining ways to reduce overall food waste generation.
Rotochopper hosted customers and prospects from around the world at their 9th Annual Demo Day event held September 12th at the company's headquarters in St. Martin, Minnesota. The Rotochopper team and over 200 guests were not hampered by the inclement weather this year, with the schedule of machine demos, factory tours, educational sessions and networking filling the day. The event was organized around the theme "Partnership Through Innovation", which is a key value of the work that Rotochopper does every day.
The CBI 6400CT is an extreme-duty machine designed for durability and high production when grinding contaminated demolition debris, railroad ties, whole trees, pallets, storm debris, shingles, logs, mulch, slash and stumps.
Compost Council of Canada's National Organics Recycling Conference 2019 set for Guelph, September 25-27
The Compost Council of Canada's National Organics Recycling Conference 2019 is set for Guelph, Ontario, September 25th through 27th. The title of this year's conference: Recycle Your Organics • Return Life to our Soils.
TerraCycle has announced the 2019 "Collection Craze" recycling challenge in partnership with the Schneiders Lunch Mate and Maple Leaf Simply Lunch brands. Designed to educate school students, teachers and communities about maintaining healthy bodies and a healthy environment, participants compete to win a share of $3,700 in TerraCycle points for their school.
The waste management industry relies on weight to quantify transacted material. As a company that transforms plentiful waste products into usable substances for a variety of industries, Clean-N-Green of Lindenhurst, NY, is part of the recycling revolution. In this case, raw sewage is converted into a fertilizer base after heating and distillation in a plant fueled by used cooking oil. The business required a rapid way to track inbound waste inventory while also ensuring outgoing vehicles comply with weight limits on public roads to increase profits by reducing unplanned expenses.
The next wave of pine beetles has already hit many spruce trees during the summer months, resulting in a good portion of our forests dying. As a result, it will be necessary in the coming months to process logs, crown mass and in particular beetle-infested wood into saleable wood chips, which are used as a biomass energy source to replace fossil fuels in many places. And the trend is increasing.
Micron Waste Technologies Inc., a leading developer of waste treatment systems for cannabis and food waste, has announced that it has received a Health Canada Cannabis Research License to develop its aerobic waste digester technology for the treatment of cannabis waste. The license, effective for five years commencing August 23, 2019, will be used to further develop the world's first waste treatment system that alters and denatures cannabis waste while recovering reusable water. The Company's R&D team, led by Chief Technology Officer and Founder Dr. Bob Bhushan, will employ the new license to accelerate and expand the cannabis waste and wastewater programs, both through its industry-leading Cannavore waste processing system and through its developing facility wastewater management program at the Micron Waste Innovation Centre in Delta, BC.
In September the City of Bangor, Maine will formally move over to a new arrangement in which residents will throw all of their recycling in with their trash, leaving the mixed waste to be picked up from the curbside every week, as currently happens with trash.
Santa Barbara County, California has buried about 200,000 tons of annual trash in its Tajiguas Landfill since 1967. The landfill was on track to hit its capacity in about six years from now, until the announcement of a renewable energy project that is expected to extend its life by an additional decade.
Geocycle - the daughter company of global cement giant Lafarge Holcim - has taken delivery of a new UNTHA XR mobil-e waste shredder in South Carolina, as the firm furthers its co-processing for zero waste ambitions.
The global success of TV mini-series Chernobyl reminded the world of the dire consequences that poorly managed nuclear power could bring. Even though the production of nuclear power emits considerably less greenhouse gas compared to fossil fuel-powered plants, it remains a potential threat to the environment.
The National Zero Waste Council has engaged Value Chain Management International (VCMI) to undertake new research exploring how food packaging affects the amount of food wasted along the supply chain in Canada.
The Composting Council Research & Education Foundation's (CCREF) Board of Trustees has announce the winners of this year's Compost Research Scholarship program. Two students were awarded national scholarships and one student was chosen to receive a special scholarship for North Carolina college students funded by a donation from the North Carolina Composting Council (NCCC). The CCREF is associated with the US Composting Council.
Today, corporations stand at the forefront of the sustainability movement. Amid worldwide recycling and waste management struggles driven by restrictive legislation, new programs and innovations continue to emerge that help businesses reduce their waste output. Investors want to see companies reporting on successful sustainability efforts. Incoming generations of consumers and the next wave of the workforce increasingly want to put their money and labor behind companies working to stem the threat of climate change. Strong business models now must include waste diversion programs, a corporate strategy that redirects waste from landfills.
A multitude of different configuration options make Lindner's mobile shredders and system solutions the perfect choice for universal waste processing. The company will be demonstrating just what is possible in the world of waste wood and light scrap recycling from 5 to 7 September at RecyclingAKTIV 2019 in Karlsruhe, Germany.
A landmark initiative launched today in Riyadh aims to improve the collection and recycling of the waste in the city of Riyadh as part of Saudi Vision 2030 goals to preserve and protect the environment and achieve environmental sustainability by improving recycling rates.
Established in the eighth century, Ye Olde Fighting Cocks Pub was purchased in 2012 by Christo Tafelli. While committed to preserving the pub's history, Tafelli also endeavored to create the greenest and most cost-efficient pub in all of England. To accomplish these seemingly opposing goals, he oversaw a £1 million ($1.3 million) renovation that included the installation of a cardboard bailer, a glass crusher, and an LFC-70 biodigester to lessen lorry collections, shrink landfill deposits, and reduce the pub's carbon footprint.
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Cooperation between Dutch company Goudsmit Magnetics of Waalre and German company Sortatechas resulted in a mobile metal separator that separates both ferrous and non-ferrous metals from bulkflows. The companies will jointly demonstrate the Goudsmit Mobile MetalXpert at the Recycling Aktivin in Karlsruhe, Germany.
BossTek has developed a new autonomous mobile system that uses no water to reduce site odors from soil remediation, landfills, food processing, composting facilities, wastewater operations and other large-scale applications. Unlike conventional water-based odor control equipment, the OdorBoss Fusion takes a different approach, with a patent-pending delivery system that eliminates the need for water dilution. The unique nozzle technology and powerful ducted fan distribute the company's highly effective odor control chemicals over a wide area, and the fully contained, self-powered unit can run for more than a week without operator intervention.
Power Knot, the specialist in systems for processing waste food in commercial food service operations, has installed a Power Knot LFC biodigester at the Government Palace of Chile. El Palacio de la Moneda, located in Santiago, is the seat of the President of the Republic of Chile, and is essentially the equivalent of the United States' White House. This is Power Knot's first contract with a government agency in Chile and was managed through ENERGIA ON, Power Knot's representative in Chile.
EDC provides loan to help Canadian cleantech company Ecolomondo reduce hydrocarbon waste in landfills
As part of its commitment to help innovative Canadian cleantech companies scale-up and export, Export Development Canada (EDC) is pleased to announce its support for Ecolomondo, with a $32.1 million project finance loan. The loan will allow the company to build its first commercial plant that will treat end-of-life tires, in Hawkesbury, Ontario, creating approximately 40 direct jobs and bringing substantial economic benefits to the region.
Metso Waste Recycling recently expanded its product line with the launch of two new pre-shredders - the K-series. In terms of performance and price, the new models will offer attractive alternatives for sites with production requirements between 5 - 45 t/h.
Gilroy, California-based Z-Best Products (California's largest producer of 100% organic certified compost), is bringing to market "Z-Best Organic Mulch," following certification by the California Department of Food & Agriculture and Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) on May 19. Gilroy is a sister company to San Jose, California-based Zanker Recycling, a specialist in construction and demolition (C&D) materials processing systems and recycling.
Talk to someone not in the waste industry and you'll find they're stunned that in 2019, we're still burning and burying waste, or even just allowing it to rot on the forest or orchard floor, or on the farmer's field. These methods result in losing the valuable energy found in waste - energy which can both help to relieve the pressure on rapidly diminishing fossil fuels and help reverse the harmful trends of global warming and climate change. Climate change is no longer a problem for the next generation. We simply must do better and do better now.
The Wurzer Group, based in Eitting near Munich, Germany, has been relying on Lindner shredding technology for over ten years. For the past year, the company has been successfully using the manufacturer's new Polaris 2800 for processing waste wood. The result, according to the company: few fines in the output and the highest throughput, with optimal machine availability, based on consistent, reliable and safe operation.
Micron Waste Technologies Inc., the Vancouver-based developer of waste treatment systems for food and cannabis waste, has been awarded United States Patent and Trade Office (USPTO) intellectual property protection for its commercial organic waste digester unit. Micron's Application No.: 29/644,928 sought and won recognition for leading innovative technological features which enable the digester to efficiently process food and cannabis waste on a commercial scale. Micron's digester hardware is also protected by an Industrial Design Certificate of Registration from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO).
New England will have a new heavy equipment dealership for the materials processing industry with familiar faces representing the CBI and Terex Ecotec product lines. High Ground Equipment has been established by business partners Art Murphy and Scott Orlosk in 2019 as a dedicated New England dealer focused on sales, service, and parts support. High Ground Equipment currently operates a support services location inside of Terex's New Hampshire manufacturing facility and can be found online at www.highgroundequipment.com.
Vermeer Corporation and the US Composting Council (USCC) are teaming up to give organic waste recycling companies a complimentary one-year membership with the purchase of a new Vermeer horizontal grinder, tub grinder, trommel screen or compost turner. A membership to the USCC provides organic waste recyclers access to valuable educational resources and training, networking opportunities and better visibility within the compost industry. To qualify for this offer, equipment purchases need to be made by Dec. 31, 2019.
End of Waste Foundation Inc. has formed its first partnership with Momentum Recycling, a glass recycling company located in Colorado and Utah. With their common goals of creating a zero waste, circular economy, Momentum is implementing End of Waste's traceability software based on blockchain technology. The EOW Blockchain Waste Traceability Software can track glass waste quantities from bin to new life. (Hauler → MRF →glass processor → manufacturer.) This software ensures quantities are recycled and provides immutable data to increase recycling rates.
SynTech Bioenergy, a Colorado-based specialist in renewable, carbon negative clean energy, has signed an agreement with Waste Resource Technologies, Inc. (WRT), Oahu, Hawaii, to immediately begin deploying SynTech's proprietary BioMax power generation solution to convert green waste collected by WRT, as well as fruit processing waste from agricultural operations, into clean bioenergy.
Advetec , an engineering company specializing in the scientific bio-degradation of waste, has formed a partnership with UNTHA shredding technology to roll out a sophisticated aerobic digestion solution for a selection of mixed waste streams. Advetec has treated a variety of waste and effluent, since it was established in 2000. Keen to develop a more homogenous product for optimal digestion rates, the company reached out to UNTHA to explore the capabilities of its four-shaft shredding system.
This week at the 2019 Waste Expo, International Truck is showcasing its recently announced Diamond Partner Program as well as two leading-edge International® HV™ Series refuse products, including one painted pink to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research.