The Company’s core business is the regularly scheduled Collection of non-hazardous liquid organic residuals. These residuals come from the excess organic material that is separated from wastewater discharges and accumulates in grease interceptors and dissolved air flotation systems. Using vacuum trucks dispatched by proprietary Software, the Company collects the liquid residuals from over 10,000 regularly scheduled grease traps at restaurants, grocery stores and other food processing facilities. The residuals are taken to the Company’s facilities for Processing to remove excess water and the final processed residuals are transported to Recycling locations.
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Using a specialized fleet of vacuum trucks operated by expressly trained technicians, the Company picks up residuals in Ontario and the lower mainland of British Columbia. The trucks vary from small low-profile units that can fit into underground parking areas to tractor trailer units that can pickup 36,000 litres of material at a time.
In addition, the Company has a patent protected process for on-site collection of organic waste called the Organic Resource Recovery System (“ORRS”). Produce and other food related wastes are ground into slurry by a mill and discharged into a holding tank where it is stored until collected by our vacuum truck.
With over 8,000 customers, each with a specific volume of residuals and a unique time window to perform the pick up, logistics is extremely complex. The Company uses proprietary, sophisticated logistics software to affectively manage this problem.
Our centralized customer service department uses map-based routing and dispatch software, coupled with technicians equipped with wireless handhelds and GPS tracking. The software results in a superior customer service, a highly productive fleet, and makes a labour intensive logistics function easily executable.
Collected residuals are transported to local Company facilities. The Company operates transfer facilities where excess water is decanted in preparation for final use. This is our proprietary biological process that breaks down organic materials in the absence of oxygen. The decanted residual is then transported by the Company for recycling.
Decanting is a very helpful pre-treatment process for enhancing the value of residuals for composting and anaerobic digestion. By reducing the water content and blending specific residuals, the Company will be able to maximize the performance of individual anaerobic digesters to ultimately produce biogas and the generation of clean renewable energy on an environmentally friendly and cost effective basis.
Today most of the Company’s residuals are taken to third party compost facilities for recycling. The Company is beginning to take a small amount of its residuals to the newly emerging anaerobic digestion industry. The Company believes that in the future, anaerobic digestion will be the most cost effective and environmentally beneficial organic waste recycling technology (see inside cover). The Company intends to partner with anaerobic digestion facilities through long term contractual relationships and through equity participation.
Our ORRS units, which liquify food organics, provide an end residual product ideal for anaerobic digestion and renewable energy production.