(Seattle, WA – June 1, 2018) Seattle-based Impact Bioenergy has received orders for microdigesters from University of California San Diego and University of Pittsburg to bring campuses a breakthrough in onsite organic waste recycling. These are zero waste systems that convert food waste and other organic materials into renewable energy and probiotic plant food.
Campuses are Innovating. UC San Diego is constructing a new La Jolla North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Campus with renewable natural gas features, including a community fire circle. University of Pittsburg is hosting an award-winning student enterprise called the The Aquaponics Project in Downtown Pittsburgh, to demonstrate sustainable agricultural practices, but also to begin implementing and scaling these practices.
Public – Private Partnering is Working. “Washington State has been a wonderful place to start this new venture and build our manufacturing and research centers,” reported Impact President Jan Allen. “We have the support of Washington policy makers, state agencies, county and city officials, as well as PSE, the local power utility. Where else can you say that in one sentence?”
Clean Tech Jobs are being created. Impact is increasing its payroll, investment, and production capability at LCNW in Auburn, WA to address the rise in adoption of distributed renewable zero waste and energy systems. Its portable and modular units 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 positively touch on energy, water, air, soil, food, jobs, and education simultaneously.
Digesters make Energy and Sustainable Soil. Using Anaerobic Digestion, Impact’s units make two valuable commercial products: renewable energy and probiotic plant food. This plant food is completely free of fossil fuel and delivers four key benefits: nutrients, organic matter, beneficial microbes, and water. The digester output is used as a liquid, dried to a solid plant food, or added to compost and soil products.