What Eco-Digester Does

In 2007, then-President of France, Nikolas Sarkozy, established a committee composed of a wide range of experts and interested parties, including scientists, officials, non-governmental organizations, citizens and others to debate and draw up a plan of action to tackle various environmental issues. It came to be known as the “Grenelle Environnement“. In October of that year, they submitted 20 measures detailing concrete actions for sustainable development in France.

Eco-Digester was designed in accordance with the Grenelle Environnement measures, particularly:

  • Waste reduction at its source
  • Responsible management of waste

Eco-Digester reduces food waste at the source in both mass and volume. The resulting compost that it produces not only reduces the waste’s harmfulness but is actually beneficial for the environment. Eco-Digester creates a positive impact from both a qualitative and quantitative standpoint.

Accelerates the Fermentation

Depending on the quality of the organic waste you put into the Eco-Digester, it will take between three and 24 hours to process it into compost. Once inserted in the tank, the temperature is raised to approximately 160°F, activating microorganisms that bloom and consume the waste. The raw organic waste is reduced to as much as 10% of its initial volume under the action of an accelerated thermophilic and aerobic fermentation.

Reduces the Volume

Eco-Digester reduces the mass and volume of waste at its source by as much as 90%, thereby reducing the costs of transporting it as well as the carbon emissions expelled in transit.

Scales to SIZE

Eco-Digester comes in sizes ranging from the Eco-Digester Mini for home and office use all the way up to massive machines that are custom designed and built to handle even the largest municipality’s needs. This means that raw organic food waste can be dealt with at its source, rather than having to be transported to another facility or location for processing. Also, raw organic food waste can be processed at the same pace at which it’s produced, making it a very efficient solution for any organization or institution wishing to reduce their carbon footprint as well as their costs.

wastes no water

Eco-Digester does not consume any water and does not produce any gray water. Absolutely no plumbing required, including feed pipes or drainage.

The activity of microorganisms, increased tenfold by the high temperature of Eco-Digester during the fermentation process, results in the massive destruction of active parasites, insect eggs and various germs, resulting in very dry, clean, and hygienic output.

Eliminates Odors

The air inside the Eco-Digester is heated to approximately 160°F to activate the thermophilic bacteria. In our commercial and industrial Eco-Digesters, this air is then treated and purified through eight-phase filters with a double odor treatment function before being released into the atmosphere. The result is no odors or noxious fumes!

Household Eco-Digesters (ED Mini and ED 5Kg) produce a safe, mildly yeasty gas, similar to compost purchased at your local garden center. However, they can be vented outdoors or down a waste pipe through the provided ventilation hose.

stays quiet

The Eco-Digester operates at a noise level of approximately 3 dB, which means it’s literally no louder than a whisper.

Produces Fertile Compost

Eco-Digester compost meets the French fertilizer standard NF U 44-0051, “organic amendment as compost of fermentable food or household”.

Depending on the raw, organic material introduced into Eco-Digester, the resulting output may possibly be used as a solid dry fuel (SDF).

Potential uses of Eco-Digester compost include:

  • Organic soil amendment to replenish soil humus stock at the rate of
    • 500 grams / m2
      • 5 tons / ha per year, or
      • 10 tons / ha every 2 years
  • Fertilizing potted plants (P, K, Mg, Fe) at the rate of
    • 1 part per 40 in pots, or
    • 1 to 3 kg / m2, with assimilable nitrogen added

And it’s safe for earthworms! At 1/40 and 1/20 (with nitrogen incorporated), earthworms are even attracted to Eco-Digester compost!

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