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Technology that converts fresh food waste into fertilizer and animal feed
Kamine Development Corporation’s agriculture division (KDC Ag) has developed a technology with California Safe Soil that converts more than 30 tons of fresh food waste into fertilizer and animal feed in just three hours. The technology is designed to mimic the human digestive system and can process all types of fresh food waste, including meat, fruits, and vegetables. KDC Ag’s goal is to repurpose this food into a consistent and pathogen-free product to feed farmers’ soils and chickens and pigs the very next day. This technology and process save tons of waste from entering United States’ landfills and only utilizes food that can no longer be donated for human consumption.
Process of transforming food waste
The KDC Ag’s technology has multiple patents and is specific, but the easiest way to describe it is as follows:
First, we take in a balanced diet of produce and meats, which we collect from supermarkets on a daily basis or every other day. It is important to note that we collect the fresh food waste after any donations can occur, as the maximum usage of food will always be to humans. Once at our facility we do not let the food rot, as we want the food as fresh as possible. We then feed this balanced diet of fresh food leftovers into our technology where we grind up the food, much like one’s teeth, and then send that ground material to a digester where specific food grade enzymes are added in, much like one’s stomach. Within three hours, all of this food is broken down to the molecular level where it is then pasteurized, to eliminate any pathogens. We then blend the product very similar to how wine is blended for consistency.
The result is that the very next day, the farmers can receive a nutrient consistent, pasteurized product that can go directly into the soil or a chicken or pig. Literally feeding the same nutrients that humans were relying upon yesterday, to the animals or soil tomorrow; closing the agriculture cycle.
Benefits of this new technology
1. Eliminating food that otherwise would be sent to landfills where it would create greenhouse gases. Utilizing food waste to its maximum benefit to grow more sustainable produce and protein the very next day. Not burning it like waste to energy or anaerobic digesters or letting it rot like composting.
2. Repurposing that food to utilize the nutrients at its highest value after feeding humans.
3. The value of the food and the resources that were used to create it are then no longer lost or wasted.