Ecogi and the circular economy
Food that can no longer be eaten, should be a resource and not simply waste. The organic materials within food waste can be used for generating renewable energy in the form of biogas and, after the biogas is removed, used in agriculture as a fertiliser. Gemidan Ecogi is committed to this sustainable and environmentally responsible treatment of food waste that utilises the organic content as a resource.
A centralised commercial scale food waste treatment facility located in Holsted, Denmark has been used to develop ECOGI, a high-performance food waste pre-treatment technology. After 6 years of development and independent testing, ECOGI has proven to be highly flexible and robust in processing food waste feedstocks that contain a variety of physical contaminants including glass, metals, and plastic.
ECOGI very effectively processes all types of source separated food waste to remove non-organic materials (mainly packaging). The ultra-pure bio-pulp substrate produced by ECOGI, is independently recognised as being the purest bio-pulp on the market and is sold primarily to biogas plants. The purity of the bio-pulp helps to increase the efficiency of the biogas facility as well as reducing the maintenance needed on equipment like pumps and digesters. Substrate purity also ensures the bio-fertiliser, an end product of bio-gas production, can be spread on farmland without the risk of contaminating soil with plastics or other non-organic materials.
Gemidan Ecogi A/S’s vision is to support the circular economy as a business leader in the recovery of organic resources from food waste. To achieve this goal our bio-pulp must be second to none in pureness and uniformity.
Bio-pulp produced by ECOGI from domestic food waste is ISCC certified as a sustainable resource.
Types of waste
ECOGI is designed to treat domestic, commercial, and industrial source separated food waste effectively and efficiently. Even food waste feedstocks with high levels of physical contamination can be effectively processed by ECOGI (contamination levels up to 20% at full capacity).
Typical examples of organic waste we treat:
Our customers range from municipalities to private companies working with food and organic residues.