Useful Green WASTE Businesses that can scale to any size.

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City Organic Waste Collection and Composting,
Organic Waste to Energy
Waste to Energy and BioChar

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Have budget cuts caused by the pandemic stopped food waste collection services in your community? Maybe this is a new business for you!

Composting Has Been Cut by New York City.
But these New Yorkers Picked Up the Slack.

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People like Vivian Lin, who was working for an architecture firm, have started composting businesss, helping to fill the void after the city suspended curbside organic waste collection.
In May, Ms. Lin created a private composting service almost overnight. Her idea was simple: For a small fee, New Yorkers could give her their kitchen scraps and yard waste to recycle. Additionally, for a few extra dollars she would provide them with fresh produce from local farmers.
The first few weeks of the program were hectic, as she filled friends’ cars with pungent buckets of rotting food. Eventually, she swapped the cars for U-Haul vans, but still could barely keep up with demand. Two months in, Ms. Lin, 25, quit her job at an architecture firm to pursue the project, called Groundcycle, full time.

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Right around Earth Day and at the peak of COVID-19 in New York City (NYC), farmers were struggling to distribute their produce and the city had suspended all composting options, so we thought to close the loop between produce + compost by doing farm-fresh food deliveries + organic waste pickups.
We spread the word among friends and started doing our door-to-door Bin Swaps.
The city eliminated two essential programs: the citywide residential Brown Bin collection and compost drop-offs at Greenmarkets.
We realize that the current need for composting in NYC is much greater than we can accommodate by serving people individually, so we are also setting up Compost Hubs giving more people access to food scrap drop-offs. Let’s #saveourcompost together.

Ground Cycle options

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We offer a door-to-door service where you can order farm-fresh produce and we will swap it for your compost scraps. The exchange is done on a weekly or biweekly basis in Groundcycle’s 5-gallon bin.

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Sites open to the public a few hours a week for compost drop-offs on a pay-what-you-can basis.

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The City program had yet to reach much of South Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. (Ms. Lin, who lives in Brooklyn’s Midwood neighborhood, has never had the option to request curbside organics pick-up.)

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Composting was only offered to certain areas, which “left out a lot of Black and brown communities,” said Ceci Pineda, 30, the executive director of BK ROT, a bike-powered food-waste collection and composting service based in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Welcome to BK ROT!
We are NYC’s first bike powered food waste hauling and composting service

BK ROT is a community centered, closed loop, fossil-fuel free approach to hauling and composting commercial food waste in NYC. We represent a localized green economy rooted in the principles and values of environmental justice. BK ROT creates space for the leadership of young people of color who disproportionately face the consequences of environmental destruction and yet whose visions and values are excluded from the dominant policy and design strategies for urban sustainability.

The Waste Rush ! 

(like the Gold Rush) There will be many winners and all on different levels. Scaled to what is needed in each community.

Is Smaller Better?

The world populations are moving into cities, but there are also movements that believe that smaller is better and that “local commerce” will form part of the economies of the future. They point out that long distance shipping is maybe not the greatest idea.  Smaller “waste-to-energy solutions” would be a little less risky and quicker ROI. Here’s a discussion of Organic Waste Managment of different sizes.

There are lots of people who are already to help you set up your own anaerobic digester, based on your size and economic restrictions for your food waste.

Here’s one!

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Impact Bioenergy’s prefabricated bioenergy units use engineering to fit the unique requirements of organizations and communities for onsite bioenergy food/organic waste diversion and that produce useful products that will contribute to faster ROI.

Impact Bioenergy™ is an experienced team of professionals with a singular focus: create a community of bioenergy customers who operate as part of an “open-source” network of small, decentralized facilities to replace disposal/landfills.
We build engineered products and provide the necessary support services to our customers to make new resources from organic materials. We make bioenergy systems happen quickly and cost-effectively. 


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Impact Bioenergy – Technology

Portable Bioenergy Systems in the size and capacity that You need, that can convert 1,000 to 35,500 lbs per week of organic waste into renewable energy and biofertilizer. These micro-digester systems are suitable for communities, campuses or farm type environments, have odor control and semi-automatic or automatic operation.

Benefits of generating bioenergy and other products from digesters:
-Diverts waste from landfills
-Generates renewable “natural gas” to power vehicles or produce electricity
-Creates local jobs
-Provides organic plant food for farmers and residents
-Decreases costs for small producers like Island Spring Organics tofu factory
-Reduces greenhouse gas emissions

1:22 minutes … Impact Bioenergy May 27, 2019

Impact Bioenergy basic units/products:

HORSE AD25 SERIES – High-solids Organic-waste Recycling System with Electrical Output
NAUTILUS AD185 SERIES – High-solids Organic-waste Recycling System with Electrical Output
 OX AD550 series solid-phase continuous flow anaerobic digester- also completely portable ranging in size from 8,300 to 42,300 lbs. per week. The OX can digest commingled food, paper, wood, and landscape materials.
BUFFALO Biogas System – designed for offshore fabrication and international markets and sizes for up to 6,700 lbs. per week.  Based on the HORSE but is more cost-effective for developing nations.

The company manufacturers the equipment in the Pacific Northwest and considers simplicity, local equipment sourcing, and local empowerment to be the foundation of success. We focus on proving that a new model of local energy, recycling, and food production can be made possible for any type of need.

What can it cost?
Similar big commercial digesters run from $5-50,000,000. An Impact Bioenergy unit “costs about what a Tesla costs” ~ $70,000.

Impact Bioenergy is presently working on orders coming in across the USA. For potential projects outside of the North America, please feel free to use this link, for interested people to provide more information: or contact one of our team.

Waste to Pyrolysis Oil and BioChar – Useful Green WASTE Businesses

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Dead Plants are Powering Stockholm

The biochar process is ingenious, turning green waste into heat and then returning it to the soil as an agricultural nutrient – Biochar.
No wonder it’s turning a profit!

[and Pyrolysis Oil]
One method/technology is called BioHydrogen and can be accomplished via pyrolisis and pyrolisis oil. Via gasification, pyrolysis oil can be converted to produce Syngas for chemical / biofuel synthesis, pure Hydrogen gas and Fuel gas for heat and power production.

Waste-derived Pyrolysis Oil Market to Close in on USD 500 Mn Valuation by 2029
Waste-derived pyrolysis oil contributes towards waste reduction, is an excellent fuel and energy source. The global waste-derived pyrolysis oil market is projected to reach a value close to USD 500 Mn in a decade, expanding at a moderate CAGR during the forecast period of 2019-2029.

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from: … Photographer: Kari Kohvakka

September 16, 2019…..biochar production both creates a long-lasting carbon sink and acts as an environmentally sustainable soil additive that greatly increases the productivity of agricultural land. Hence the buzz around biochar thus far. These qualities alone have been enough to create a global boom in its production, with the global market size reaching $1.3 billion in 2018

… “During this process, 55 percent of the carbon in the wood becomes char, while a further 20 percent becomes a pyrolisis oil that [,amoung other things,] can be used as a blending stock for asphalt. Road applications of this oil are actually a long-term carbon sink too, because asphalt is recyclable.”

… According to Sampo Tukiainen, CEO of Finnish biochar and production unit producer Carbofex, converting wood to char releases 40 percent of the wood’s latent energy—less than the 80 percent released by straightforward wood burning, but still a substantial amount, and with significantly less carbon output. This heat is then channelled from the production facility to a nearby combined heat and power plant that supplies a district heating system for homes on a neighborhood level.

… The City of Stockholm’s municipal waste and water department currently has five biochar production facilities working exclusively with green waste gathered within the city. Last year, they predicted that by 2020 it will produce at least 8,000 tons of char per year. That production output will be enough heat to warm 500 homes year round, which may not sound like much until you consider that in doing so they will have also sequestered the amount of carbon equivalent to removing 4,200 cars from the road. 

…And on top of that, it’s lucrative. The city of Stockholm now sells back its biochar to local boroughs responsible for maintaining parkland. The business seems to work for both sides. Initially, the city estimated that, even giving away a quarter of its char free, it would recoup its investment within eight years and then go on to make an annual €854,000 (USD $945,700) in revenue. That estimate, however, has turned out to be too conservative, says Jonas Dahllöf, planning and development director at Stockholm Water and Waste.

…And remember: this heat is all just a byproduct of something that sequesters carbon and enhances soil, which is its primary reason for being produced. Those properties are arguably still the process’s star attraction, as char greatly improves the fertility of soil by locking in nutrients. According to a recently published environmental research letter from the Institute of Physics, enriching soil with biochar could increase U.S. crop yields by between 4.7 and 6.4 percent, with improvement more marked when applied to less productive soils. That fertility boost has the potential to increase the annual U.S. domestic corn crop by between seven and eight million tons (if applied to all U.S. cornfields), while avoiding the potentially polluting effects of other commercial fertilizers and also leaving the soil in a better state. Currently U.S. agricultural producers constitute the world’s largest market for the substance.

Read more from “reasons to be cheerful”

Could you use one of the Carbofex units?

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This booklet provides a resource for other cities who are interested in adopting their own biochar project.
Drawing on Stockholm’s experience, it sets out the keys to the successful implementation of a biochar project in
a city context.

What is interesting about the Carbofex unit is the raw materials that are suitable to use.
Imagine the different countries
where this unit can make
biofuel, heat/energy, biochar
= money from waste.

+Olive pits, Olive cake
+Nut hull / husk
+Straw pellet

+Coconut shell
+waste wood chips
+Date pits, palm kernels

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Useful Green WASTE Businesses

Waste; Our Assurance of future Resources
– posts on the subject:
Hard-To-Recycle Waste – What Do You Have? What Are You Looking For?
Wasterush Tools! Right To The Point!
Harvesting Waste Ideas. Waste Rushes? NOW!
Mycelium In Industry – Ancient And New
– series of 15 posts on Mycelium in Industry
Industrial Zone – Closed-Loop Networking
Urban Mining ! – More Important Than Ever
Critical Minerals & Rare Elements! ….. COLOSSAL WASTE RUSH

Municiple Waste
Useful Green WASTE Business Ideas That Can Scale To Any Size You Can Use.
Anaerobic Digestion In Full Swing – #1 Waste To Energy?
CNG, LNG, RNG Fuelling Stations – #2 Waste To Energy
#3 Municipal Solid Waste – MSW To BioFuel? Yes!
#1 Leaky Toilets Are Everyones Business!
– series of 7 posts on water,sanitation,toilets

Waste Plastic Upcycle Businesses – Opportunities, Opportunities!
– series of 5+ posts on waste plastic businesses
Jobs! With The Ocean Cleanup INTERCEPTOR™ Business!, +1000+ ECO Jobs!
COVID 19 Waste – Pick It Up Off The Street!

Printing Industry
Eco-Printing & Packaging EQUIPMENT

Thoses posts about wastes that need present action
Too Much Methane !
Wipes – Human Behavior & False Advertising
Job Vacancies In Green Companies < More Now !

posts on Cleaner Renewable Gases – Fuel or Electricity
Anaerobic Digestion In Full Swing – #1 Waste To Energy?
CNG, LNG, RNG Fuelling Stations – #2 Waste To Energy
#3 Municipal Solid Waste – MSW To BioFuel? Yes!

Landfill Gas (LFG) – Fuel or Electricity – Capture Methane
ALL Islands: Just Go Zero – NOW! – Like Tilos
Look To Garbage Dump Sites For The Energy We Need! Sure Fire!
Landfill Gas Projects Worldwide – – – Clean Up The Air, Now!
SMALL Landfills – Capture The Methane And Make Energy, Too.
The Most Compelling Issue, Right Now! – -Climate Or Waste?
Why We Need To Capture Landfill Gas – – -Right Now!
How To Get More Electricity For Your Community – Worldwide

INVESTING in LFG – Capturing the Methane!
Cleaner Energy Investments! Time To Invest In Your Landfill!
CH4 Investments Urgent! Today! Landfill Gas (LFG)

what needs to be cleaned up
Too Much Methane !
Why We Need To Capture Landfill Gas – – -Right Now!
The Greenhouse Gases List …..A Re-Review
The “Relief” Of Phasing Out Fossil Fuel! …Now!
Finally In The Mood To Phase Out Fossil Fuel? Environment
Finally In The Mood To Phase Out Fossil Fuel? People-Civic
Finally In The Mood To Phase Out Fossil Fuel? – Governance
We CAN Deal With The #1 Mistake: Fossil Fuel – Today

cleaning up the mess
Fossil Fuel Is Ancient Waste. But, There’s Plenty Of Waste Now!
Can We, Are We Pulling In The Excess CO₂ ?
Fuel From Air? – Capture CO₂
Carbon Dioxide – Who Else Has Ideas To Pull It DOWN And OUT?
We Need To USE THE CO2! …..For Industry – Big Market!

Urban Mining for clean energy
Urban Mining ! – More Important Than Ever
Critical Minerals & Rare Elements! ….. COLOSSAL WASTE RUSH

Other approaches to waste to energy:
Useful Green WASTE Business Ideas That Scale To Any Size
Harvesting Waste Ideas. Waste Rushes? NOW!
Climate Retrofits On Land Or At Sea
Shipping’s Carbon Footprint And Your Small Business >> Your Vote
Industrial Zone – Closed-Loop Networking
Cellulosic Ethanol – One Of Many DSM Sustainability Projects
We Need To USE THE CO2! …..For Industry – Big Market!

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