BioStar's Regional Food Waste Digester at Waste-to-Energy plant in San Bernardino, CA.
WHAT WE DO
BioStar uses a century old process called anaerobic digestion to break down the waste in the absence of air. Stored in a large tank or a lagoon, the bacteria in the organic material decomposes and splits apart the organic solids. The primary by-products of the process, ammonia and methane, are captured by BioStar. This methane based biogas, or Renewable Natural Gas, can be used as a drop in fuel (gas) or turned into electricity using generators via a process called Combined Heat and Power.
Our largest plant to date is diverting 85,000 gallons / day of organic food waste from landfills in California. See the featured project below to learn more.
While these projects have tremendous benefits, there is typically still a significant amount of wastewater coming out of the backend of the digester. This is our secret sauce: BioStar’s patented process turns the remaining wastewater into clean, potable water, as well as our patented, SuperSix™ Organic Liquid Fertilizer. For more information, please visit our Organic Fertilizer page.
ENTIRE CIRCULAR CLOSED-LOOP SYSTEM WITH NO WASTED PRODUCTS
WHY IT'S IMPORTANT
Addressing waste on both a national and global level will be one of the greatest challenges of the next 100-years and BioStar is addressing the issue head on, developing modern day, circular energy plants that leave zero waste behind. Our team of researchers continues experimenting with co-digestion of various feedstocks such as animal manure, food waste, distilled grains and others to better understand the potential for regional solutions that enable landfill diversion for a variety of different industries.
WHO IT'S FOR
Commercial & Industrial Businesses
Animal Farming Operations
INCENTIVES & DRIVERS OF MARKET GROWTH
- ESG Goals within businesses and supply chains
- State and local landfill diversion laws
- Rising electricity and water costs
LANDFILL DIVERSION LAWS
Five states and counting have passed landfill diversion laws banning the disposal of organic waste in landfills. Please find more information on the specific laws below.
BIOSTAR'S REGIONAL FOOD WASTE DIGESTER
SAN BERNARDINO, CA.
Through unique, innovative technologies and anaerobic digestion, the San Bernardino Waste-to-Energy project converts pre-consumer food waste into renewable resources that not only diminish solid landfill waste, but reduce organizations’ carbon footprint and help achieve increasing sustainability goals.