MONTVALE, NJ (Nov 14, 2008) – BioHitech’s high volume organic waste decomposition technology, launched earlier this year, received grand recognition at the 2008 International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant show at the Jacob K. Javits Center in NYC, receiving the prestigious award for Innovation in Green Technology for their GOHBio 1001 Series.
The decomposition unit, which is energy-efficient and made of stainless steel, breaks down food waste into a liquid within 24 hours, enabling the waste to be safely disposed of down the drain.
Resultantly, green house gases are reduced, landfill space and fuel are preserved, and ultimately, dependency on fossil fuels and other foreign oil sources declines. Additionally, overall costs associated with work flow efficiencies, janitorial supplies and general operational management of the organic waste flow stream are minimized. The technology benefits any commercial food preparatory work site application generating a high volume of organic waste, including; grocery chains, hotels, hospitals and universities.
Operating the GOHBio 1200 model at full capacity for 1 year will reduce emissions of 470,000 pounds of CO2 and 58 MTCE of greenhouse gases. That is equivalent to taking 40 cars off the road, saving 1200 gallons of diesel fuel, and planting almost 100 trees.
"Our product has undergone years of rigorous testing, so we are very excited about finally bringing our technology to market at a time when it is needed most. Our technology provides our customers with a way to actively contribute to environmental sustainability, while also providing them with significant economical benefits and improved work flow efficiencies in the process," said Frank E. Celli, CEO of BioHitech America. "It's a win-win situation for everyone, most importantly, for our environmental infrastructure."
"The savings we have experienced in hauling costs have been substantial, but the benefits which have been the most gratifying have been the improvements in general morale with our employees. Our employees feel empowered when they use the technology. They feel they are actively contributing to the preservation of our environment, and feel proud to be working for an organization to which environmental stewardship is pursued in a genuine way," commented Sue Miller Payton, Vice President of Marketing for Fairway Market.
The award-winning technology is already installed in many well known grocery chains, hotels, hospitals and universities coast to coast. The GOHBio 1001 series, manufactured by BioHitech International, is available in 3 stock models with customization available to accommodate special capacity requirements and work site specifications.
BioHitech America is an industry leader in comprehensive organic waste disposal with over 60 years collective waste services experience.