BioHiTech has received an initial multi-unit product order for its new BioHiTech Sapling food waste digester from a regional grocery chain operating 19 locations in three Northeastern states.
The Sapling digester is a larger capacity addition to BioHiTech’s line of Revolution Series digesters, providing a cost-effective, regulatory-compliant food waste disposal solution that aligns well with the sustainability vision of today’s businesses.
BioHiTech’s digester technology safely disposes food waste on-site, eliminating hauling costs and reducing pest-related issues typically associated with traditional disposal methods.
Each Sapling digester is capable of diverting up to 800 pounds per day or 146 tons from landfills each year.
The six Sapling units to be installed at these grocery locations, are capable of diverting from landfills as much as 1,750,000 pounds of food waste each year.
The elimination of waste transportation would result in a reduction of CO2 emissions by the equivalent of removing over 120 trucks from the road.
Additionally, BioHiTech’s digester technology provides valuable real-time data analytics through the BioHiTech Cloud that will enable food waste diversion tracking and potentially find areas to reduce food waste generation.
This data transparency allows organizations to educate staff and the community about the real impact of food waste diversion programs by embedding accurate, real-time data into company newsletters, onto their consumer-facing websites and digital signage platforms.
“Food waste disposal causes a unique set of problems including, pests, odors, and expensive transportation costs,” said Frank E. Celli, CEO of BioHiTech Global.
“Our technology solves these problems in a way that is environmentally responsible and cost-effective. We continue to build momentum as companies search for alternatives to an unsustainable status quo and look forward to rolling out our new larger capacity Sapling digesters to the grocery and other higher volume markets.”