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Rice University Students’ BioBlend Turns Food Waste into Compost

Six students at Rice University have developed BioBlend, a mechanical gadget that attaches to food disposals to turn food waste into compost. The product separates food waste by chopping it up and straining out the water, which is sent to a municipal wastewater treatment plant for future use. The food waste, however, can be composted or used for biogas generation.

The students are in the process of rolling out a website and prototypes, which will be installed in the HSB Living Lab at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The Huffington Post has more information:

A tiny tweak can have a huge impact.

Six students at Rice University have created a motor-operated device that attaches to your food disposal and turns food waste into compost, which can be used as nutrient-rich soil.

The mechanical gadget, called BioBlend, is activated whenever someone turns on a food disposal. BioBlend then separates food waste by chopping it up and straining out water.

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