The BioPod™: Food Waste Composter & Grub Grower
Recycle your Kitchen Scraps into Free, Nutritious BioGrubs™!
Newest Breakthrough Technology
The new BioPodPlus is the latest technology to hit the home composting market. Over 8 years of R&D, combined with thorough testing on 3 different continents, has produced the next generation of bioconversion units.
While many compost bins can take 6-12 months to break down their contents into usable humus, the BioPod Plus eliminates most of your food scraps in as little as 24-36 hours using a naturally occurring, beneficial organism traditionally found in many compost and worm bins. The BioPod Plus optimizes the instinctual abilities of this species, rapidly creating a live feed more valuable than ordinary compost.
The Future: Prota™Composting
This enhanced form of composting is referred to as Prota™ Composting, the method by which valuable molecules, specifically proteins and lipids, are recycled back into living feed in the form of usable biomass. The signature decomposer is Hermetia illucens, a harmless, native arthropod that does not sting, bite or transmit disease. The juvenile form of these robust recyclers is referred to as Soldier Grubs and the device in which they reside is called a Grub Composter.
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Valuable Finished Products
A working BioPod Plus can easily handle the daily food scraps produced by a large family – up to 5 lbs per day. It even digests pet waste. For every 100 lbs of kitchen scraps you will get 5 lbs of friable castings, a few quarts of nutritious compost tea, and approx. 20 lbs of self-harvesting Soldier Grubs - which are the ultimate live food for fish, exotic pets, and backyard poultry.
Compliments Existing Compost & Worm Bins
The BioPod Plus is not designed for yard waste, but it will keep he critters out of your compost bin by diverting all the food scraps way from your active pile. The remaining compost, though relatively small in quantity, will serve as the perfect worm bin food, and allow you to make vermicompost faster than ever!
These larger bioconversion units were specifically designed to target the most problematic fraction of municipal solid waste (MSW): food scraps. The commercial pods were engineered to nest on standard pallets, simplifying storage and transport. Racking of units will allow for scalable operations on multiple levels, to best utilize floor space. The compact, self-contained design allows for one person cleaning and relocation. Effluent fixtures are accessible from below, and compatible with US plumbing standards for centralized liquid management.
Recycling Kitchen Food Scrap Waste
Like their residential counterpart, the Prota™Pod efficiently re-captures the valuable lipids and proteins from the waste stream and converts them into useable biomass. The capacity of an active system is measured in waste processed per surface area over a given period of time. With food waste the figure is roughly 15 kg/m2/day (3 lbs/ft2/day). That equates to an impressive 9.5 kg of kitchen scraps per day, in a optimally active, half full commercial system. The bioconversion rate for mixed household food scraps is roughly 20%, with a larval dry matter content of approximately 40-42% protein and 34-35% fat. On a dry matter basis by weight, the bioconversion of food waste into larval biomass is roughly 24%.