Turning Food Waste Into Water

Two Japanese companies have partnered with an Airdrie based Double T Equipment Manufacturing Ltd. to market and distribute an organic waste disposal system.

Eski Machine Co. Ltd. of Japan, ARC Corporation of Japan and Double T Equipment Manufacturing Ltd. have formed a joint venture company - Advanced Biotechnology Inc. - to distribute the GOMIXER. The GOMIXER uses water and heat to biodegrade food industry leftovers in four days. The only output of the system is nutrient-rich water that can be disposed or diluted and used on lawns and flowerbeds.

"The system is designed for restaurants, hospitals, hotels and other large facilities. By enabling these facilities to process food waste on site, the GOMIXER reduces or eliminates landfill use, landfill fees and transportation costs," says Rey Rawlins, vice president of marketing for Advanced Biotechnology Inc.

"This environmentally friendly system has been used successfully in Japan for 10 years and trial demonstrations of the GOMIXER are now under way at the Fairmont Banff Springs and Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise," Rawlins adds.

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