Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

August 26, 2002


Lactobacilli To Dispose Of Food Waste

Keywords: Eco-business / Social Venture Environmental Technology Manufacturing industry Reduce / Reuse / Recycle 

The NTT-ME CORPORATION has developed a recycling device, the "Re-Up Lactic Acid System", that creates animal fodder from food waste, and will start to market it in September 2002.

In this system, high-speed fermentation equipment for food waste treatment, called the "Bio-Runner", produces compost, and lactobacilli convert the compost into feed for livestock. The processing capacity of the system is 2.5 metric tons a day and the price is about 100 million yen [$850,000 @ $1=118yen].

This processing system could expand the use of treated food waste which until now had been used mainly as fertilizer may now also be used for feed for livestock.

Posted: 2002/08/26 02:18:47 PM
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