Waste-to-Energy Solutions: EEMAD

C2B's waste-to-energy technologies can be implemented in different scales with various applications any where in the world.

Any where food is grown, processed and prepared for consumption waste is generated.  Food waste is a premium feed stock for anaerobic digestion.  Anaerobic digestion is a fermentation process that occurs in the absence of oxygen and produced bio-gas.  Bio-gas is primarily methane which is a fuel that can be burned to run a vehicle, to heat space or water or produce electricity

C2B has developed a propriety enzyme technology (Fusion Enzyme) that has been shown to enhance the production of energy from microbial process.  The use of fusion enzymes as pre-treatment processing of organic bio-mass reduces the original polymers to individual monomers which facilitate microbial growth.  Microbial anaerobic digestion (MAD) is a well known and understood process that utilizes bacteria to convert organic material into energy primarily in the form of bio-gas.  C2B has combined its enzyme technology with MAD to produce an enzyme enhanced microbial anaerobic digestion (EEMAD) process.  C2B has identified its target market by restricting the size of the EEMAD process to convert one (1) to five (5) ton of organic waste per day.  C2B’s unique business strategy is to transfer technology and know how directly to owners of EEMAD to produce fusion enzymes on-site in return for an annual maintenance fee.

C2B sees a very large market for “small businesses” to use anaerobic digestion for the conversion of food waste into energy.  Targets are any individual or business that has 2 to 5 ton per day of organic waste available for conversion into energy.  Targets includes, restaurants, hotels, farmers, food distribution companies and schools, universities and hospitals, any operation with food preparation services on campus.   In New York State there are over 43,000 licensed restaurants alone.  California has ~64,000 restaurants and Massachusetts has 15,000 food service based operations and both states have implemented bands on depositing organic waste into landfills.  America has ~ 1 million food service operations.  The cost for energy will continue to increase (Conti, 2014) and create pressures on business to become more energy efficient or increase cost of services and goods to clients.  Environmental friendly policies are being drafted and accepted in a handful of stats that regulate or prevent organic waste from being deposited into land fill operations (Ma, 310 CMR 19.000 Final Commercial Organic Waste Ban Amendments, 2014).  Operational cost for transporting waste from site of generation to processing centers reduces profit margins.  C2B believes these market, policy and social pressures will create opportunities for many businesses to convert waste generated on-site into energy for use on-site and in the process reduce energy costs, carbon foot print, while increasing social and environmental awareness to promote products and services.