Published on November 6th, 2012 | by Charis Michelsen0
Re-Nuble Offers Odorless (!!) Organic Waste Recycling
Organic waste recycling doesn’t always mean something like “compost heap” or “feed the chickens” (and I have personal experience with both of these, neither of which are pleasant). The people over at Re-Nuble have what they’re calling a net-positive closed-loop system to get useful stuff out of organic waste.
Organic Waste Recycling For Green Energy And Fertilizer
The system Re-Nuble picks up organic waste from farmers, supermarkets, and restaurants and then tosses it into a closed compartment with the proper micro-organisms, at which point everyone is happy — the closed compartment means people in the vicinity can’t smell the process, the micro-organisms are having a blast, and Re-Nuble gets electricity and organic fertilizer to sell! It’s a pretty efficient system.
The ‘minor’ matter of reduced fossil fuel use — both for transportation of said fertilizer (since odorless means the facility can be located closer to its customers) and in the fertilizer itself (because organic) — is also a win.
The other side-effect of an organic waste recycling system like Re-Nuble’s means that less of that organic waste is reaching landfills — which in turn means that the landfill itself not only doesn’t smell as horrific, but it also produces less methane as a result of rotting formerly-edibles. (Although, personally, I’m happiest about the “less stuff in landfills” part of that.)
Re-Nuble is currently holding a fundraiser to launch its system — head on over, take a loo, and chip in!
Source: ReNuble on Indiegogo
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