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1 Bioplastics From Food Waste Modesto Chamber of Commerce February 20, 2014 Back2Earth Technologies Back2Earth Technologies, LLC1

2 So, what’s the problem? Back2Earth Technologies, LLC2

3 Bioplastics Made From Diluted Food Waste Back2Earth Technologies, LLC3

4 BioPlastics Start With Digested Food Waste North State Rendering Chico, CA Back2Earth Technologies, LLC4

5 40% to BioPlastics Intercept Digested Waste At Hydrolysis Stage Back2Earth Technologies, LLC5

6 A Specific Bio-based Plastic PHA (Poly Hydroxy Alkanoate) What products are made from PHA-type resins? Back2Earth Technologies, LLC6

7 Bio Plastics From Food Waste Pallets PHA Films Compostable Containers Back2Earth Technologies, LLC7

8 PHA Superior Performance Compostable Bio-Plastics Plantable Nursery Pots Natural Fiber Thermoplastic Composites Back2Earth Technologies, LLC8

9 864 × pubs.rsc.org Old Style Polypropylene New PHA Plantable Pot Back2Earth Technologies, LLC9

10 Applications Back2Earth Technologies, LLC Containers Forks Straps 10

11 Interior Trim from PHA Resin Back2Earth Technologies, LLC11

12 Set to Revolutionize Plastics Industry Back2Earth Technologies, LLC Compostable BioPlastic Trash Bags Environmental Engineering Makes This Possible 12

13 Surgical Sutures That Dissolve In The Body Back2Earth Technologies, LLC13

14 Medical Applications: PHA Back2Earth Technologies, LLC14

15 PHA Degradation (Air Environment) Back2Earth Technologies, LLC15

16 Digester Tanks Back2Earth Technologies, LLC16

17 Process Flow Back2Earth Technologies, LLC Zero Waste Methane Digester Methane Digester PHA Resin PHA Resin Bio-Resin Reactors Diluted Food Anaerobic Digesters (Acid Phase) VFA’s PHA Microbes Recycled Water Recycled Water 17

18 Feast Famine Cycle..use of micro-organisms and a patented methodology Mixed Culture Feed Feast: PHA growth Famine: PHA Producers still thrive Many bacteria introduced Everything grows Non-PHA producers die / do not reproduce Back2Earth Technologies, LLC18

19 Lab at Peaches Processor Back2Earth Technologies, LLC19

20 Bench Scale PHA Production Tanks Back2Earth Technologies, LLC20

21 The Key: Fatty Acids & Microbes Back2Earth Technologies, LLC Microbes act as Energy Storage Molecules Microbes Feast on Volatile Fatty Acids Fatty Acids a Result of Digestion Microbes 21

22 PHA Resin In Energy Storage Molecules Back2Earth Technologies, LLC22

23 PHA Production Tanks (Siemens Design) Microbes gather PHA Resin in Cells Sequence Batch Reactors 23Back2Earth Technologies, LLC Lightning Not Included In Price

24 Which Food Waste Inputs are Acceptable? Digester COMPOST & WATER COMPOST & WATER BIO-PLASTIC RESINS Back2Earth Technologies, LLC FATS, OILS, GREASE (FOG) (FAST-FOOD OUTLETS) TOMATO WASTE FRUIT WASTE OLIVE OIL PROCESSING RENDERING WASTE CITRUS RINDS SLAUGHTER HOUSE WASTE 24

25 What About Reclaiming Water ? Back2Earth Technologies, LLC BioFiltro BIDA System 25

26 Water Reclaimed (Food Processor Case Study) Daily Water Use: 600,000 gal Food Processing (400,000) Equip Washdown (200,000) Annual Reclaimed Water 400,000 x 360 = 144,000,000 gal What about the other 200,000 gal per day? Back2Earth Technologies, LLC26

27 Summary Back2Earth Technologies, LLC Water, Plastic & Food Waste Are Intertwined Food Processors Are Part of The Solution Convert Waste to Bioplastics Reclaim Water at End of Process 27


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