BioSynEnergy LLC

Turning a New Leaf with Biologically Synergistic Technologies
BioSynEnergy LLC 
 
Dr. Richard C. Newbold 
Managing Principal
 
5247 Point Pleasant Pike
Doylestown, PA 18902
 
Phone: (267) 898-2223    
 
Mobile: (267) 337-3010  
 
 
Energy Production and Organic Resource Recovery: Transforming Agricultural (Food Growing) and Food Processing Waste
 
Innovative yet proven, commercially viable technologies are now available that can provide economically and environmentally sound solutions for energy production and resource recovery from organic materials - while reducing greenhouse gas emissions, creating renewable fuels and producing value-added co-products. 
 
In Europe, methods are being deployed to enable transformation of food-processing-derived, plant-based organic waste co-products like vegetable trimmings and brewers’ spent grain into high and medium added value food, feed and pharmaceutical products such as bio-polymers, phyto-chemicals, nutrients and micro-nutrients. Newer enzyme-based bio-processes can deconstruct and tailor co-products components with integrated procedures for ensuring microbiological safety, stability and traceability of co-products.
 
Farm and Food Processing Waste Production
 
Farms and food processing companies generate significant amounts of spoilage and waste as part of the process of growing food, transporting food to processing facilities and converting raw food into packaged, market-ready food products for distribution.
 
Farms may experience up to 25% of spoilage as crops are harvested and transported from field to factory.  A typical food processing plant – depending on the foodstuff - generates 10% to 40% of the incoming field tonnage as waste. This often amounts to hundreds of tons per day of waste material that must be trucked either to landfills, farmers, or to receive further additional costly processing before it can be disposed. All of these traditional methods of waste disposal cost money, energy and come with an ecological price.
 
The California League of Food Processors reports there are approximately 6,000 licensed food-processing facilities in that state alone. All of these 6,000 facilities are potential candidate sites for some form of on-site waste recycling/conversion processing technology (everything from digesters to some form of combined heat/power plant) that can produce energy, bio-fuels and/or bio-products. In addition, most farms are also candidates for on-site, scalable waste/residue management facilities – or as recipients of useful by-products returned to them from food processors as part of a “virtuous cycle of continuous recycling” of agricultural production.
 
Energy costs, local, state and federal waste disposal regulations, increasing environmental awareness/regulation and new technologies to turn waste into value end-products together create powerful incentives for food processors to adopt innovative – yet proven – technologies.
 
Other Green Wastes
 
Some states, including California, require the diversion of up to 50% of food and green wastes from landfills, and offer additional incentives for biomass waste utilization as a feedstock. Cost-effective, green technologies can transform waste-to-energy (electricity, heat and chilling), bio-fuels/bio-gasses and other bio-products with significant environmental benefits and economic value. Capital investment for such projects can be derived from recovery/reinvestment of waste transportation and landfill tipping fees (currently $15-70 per wet ton) associated with disposing of most food and green wastes.
 
Commercially viable technologies for bio-product production also include new kinds of microbial conversion/digesters/ enzymatic processes that convert food processing solid and liquid residues into organic acids, other food ingredients and co-products (such as natural flavors, pigments, nutra-ceuticals, dietary fibers, fish feed and human-grade food proteins). 
 
Prescriptive Biochar Production: Distributed Agricultural Waste-to-Biochar Systems for Soil Amendment and Farm Conversion to Certified Organic
 
The Company has acquired production rights for manufacturing an affordable, robust, eco-friendly and transportable pyrolysis system that has been proven in applications in Australia, China and Africa. We are presently working with partners in Montana to convert large tracts of post-harvest agricultural wastes to biochar in situ. A special project is applying the principals of "prescriptive" biochar production, whereby our technicians analyze soil samples and produce a custom-tailored biochar that helps exhausted soils to recover and increase yields of specific crops. Concurrently, we infuse the biochar with liquid certified organic fertilizer produced by anaerobic bio-digestion of fish and animal excrement to offers farmers a cheaper, organic alternative to commercial nitrogen-based fertilizers, chemical amendments and pesticides.