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Food Waste Recycling Firm BioHitech Expands Digester Business

Allan Gerlat

December 17, 2014

1 Min Read
Food Waste Recycling Firm BioHitech Expands Digester Business

Food waste recycling firm BioHitech America has expanded its service of on-site aerobic digestion systems in the healthcare industry.

The Chestnut Ridge, N.Y.-based BioHitech added two hospital systems with its on-site Eco-Safe Digester. BioHitech added the Boston Medical Center in Boston and Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass., according to a news release.

The BioHitech Digester combines green technology with large amounts of data to eliminate up to 2,400 pounds of food waste in a 24-hour period by converting it into nutrient-neutral water and transporting it safely through standard sewer lines. The BioHitech Cloud, a reliable, manageable and secure reporting platform, measures key metrics to optimize the food waste disposal process and help eliminate food waste at the beginning.

The company currently is marketing the system to hospitals internationally.

“With upcoming legislation in specific cities and states, banning food waste from landfills, food waste disposal is now becoming a priority,” said Frank Celli, BioHitech CEO.

One customer, Hackensack University Medical Center, is diverting 11 tons of food waste per month with the digester and has also cut its waste disposal budget by 50 percent, said Ken Vervoordt, operations manager – food and nutrition.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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