(Seattle, WA – March 18, 2018) Seattle-based Impact Bioenergy has just completed a successful beta test of its new Brew Dew granular probiotic plant food in conjunction with the Recology Stores in the greater Seattle area. The Recology Stores offer products that encourage waste reduction by replacing disposable items with reusable ones, promoting recycled and recyclable products, and embracing reuse through unique, “upcycled” goods. Recology has over 45 operating companies that provide recycling services to more than 733,000 residential customers and 109,000 commercial customers in California, Oregon, and Washington.
The Brew Dew product has moved into commercial production now and the company is moving forward with drying facilities and scale-up to build long term markets. Drying will include an innovative drying process using wind and solar energy, adhering to the company’s precepts of reducing overall carbon intensity in its manufacturing.
Impact has also partnered with British Columbia based Quadrogen to install a renewable natural gas hub on Vashon Island near Seattle. This hub will allow Impact’s new NAUTILUS digester to generate vehicle grade CNG for vehicle fueling on the island. As the project progresses, Impact will also explore the integration of electric vehicle charging and a mobile charge point charging station. Quadrogen’s unique biogas conditioning and upgrading technology makes it possible to generate vehicle-grade biomethane, and eventually CO2 for commercial uses including greenhouses and hydroponics.
Impact CEO Jan Allen reports: “Our aspiration is to create circular economies with food waste, renewable energy, and food production in urban and rural areas – localizing these transactions to build more resilient communities. We have recently completed agreements for onsite bioenergy at both college and corporate campuses because we can add value by de-centralizing and de-risking the deployment of anaerobic digestion exactly where they need it. These can start small and relocate or expand as needed – we specialize in relocatable plants.”
“We are different in two ways: 1) we can minimize and sometimes eliminate hauling, and 2) we can convert the organic output into a commercially valuable revenue stream. By contrast: most digester operators consider the organic output to be an operating expense. Our systems truly deliver a zero-waste solution by recovering the nutrients, energy, water, carbon and organic matter embedded in renewable biomass resources. Rarely does an opportunity come along that can touch on energy, water, air, soil, food, jobs, and education simultaneously. This one does.”
Impact is actively reviewing new opportunities for marketing Brew Dew and the NAUTILUS digester.