BioHiTech Global, Inc., a Chestnut Ridge, N.Y.-based green technology company that creates innovative data-driven solutions for the disposal of food waste, has rolled out its new subsidiary entitled Entsorga North America, which provides enterprise solutions to the residential and municipal sectors.
Entsorga will help expand BioHiTech’s product offerings to include both organic and inorganic waste streams and provide disruptive, clean technology solutions for global sustainability and zero waste initiatives.
“The addition of the Entsorga technology is consistent with the company’s objective of providing disruptive technologies to deal with the growing issue of food waste diversion and zero waste initiatives,” said BioHiTech Global CEO Frank E. Celli in a press release. “We now have the ability to expand our solutions to provide economically feasible alternatives for organic and inorganic waste disposal to all generators, including businesses and municipalities. We will deploy this exciting technology along with our Eco-Safe Digesters throughout the U.S., providing a “one-stop” solution to our customers and solving the increasing problem of the lack of infrastructure capable of dealing with our country’s zero landfill initiatives.”
Entsorga will also manage its part-owned subsidiary Apple Valley Waste Conversions LLC, which has a license to offer Entsorga’s HEBioT Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) technology to the northeastern region of the U.S.
HEBioT MBT, a technology system that transforms food waste, plastics and other carbon-based materials from the mixed municipal solid waste stream into an alternative fuel source, is recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which allows facilities that use this specific solid recovered fuel to be exempt from its Commercial/Industrial Solid Waste Incinerator Rule because it meets certain standards that other fuels cannot.
This technology system is currently being used in Europe, and BioHiTech is getting ready to launch its first U.S.-based MBT plant in Martinsburg, W.Va, in partnership with Apple Valley Waste Services in the spring of 2017.
In 2015, two New Jersey Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants installed BioHitech’s Eco-Safe Digester to reduce coffee grounds and food waste heading from its stores to landfill. Through these efforts, these stores could eliminate enough carbon emissions to serve an additional 1 million cups of coffee without impacting the environment.