1. Revolutionary food labelling
2. Back of store solution
3. Reforming the future of single-use hospital plastics
4. Temperature-sensitive indicator cap or label for food freshness
5. Smart fridges
6. AI-powered solutions
7. Anaerobic Digestion (AD)
AD is defined as the process by which organic matter (i.e. food waste) is broken down to produce biogas (a methane-rich gas) and digestate, which can be used as fuel (sustainable energy), and a high-quality natural fertiliser respectively. The UK government recognises AD as the most environmentally sustainable way to combat food waste.
Waste2ES, a food waste management and recycling solutions company in Hertfordshire, is slowly emerging as a pioneer in combating food waste. Their systems, iD-R-250, iD-R-500, and iD-R-5K help combat food waste across a range of business types.
Simply put, the systems apply Aerobic and Anaerobic Digestion technology to unlock, drain and remove the water held naturally in the fabric of food waste, and consolidate the calorific content in the food. The systems economically convert food waste into an odour free and valuable stored energy form.
8. Fuel cells
9. Hermetic storage
Often, seeds and grains in storage get attacked by insects and disease and need to be thrown away. Hermetic storage is an excellent answer to this problem. For instance, the IRRI Super Bag reduces oxygen levels from 21 to 5 per cent when sealed.
It can thus significantly reduce the number of insects infesting the produce without any need for insecticides, and thus combat food waste. It also increases the germination life of stored seeds from 6 to 12 months and maintains consistent levels of grain moisture within the bag. This allows for potentially higher head rice recovery during the milling process.
Summing it up
The UN estimates the world will need to double its food production by 2050. It is challenging, so it is necessary as a society to join hands and collectively optimise our food consumption. If your business is in any way involved with food waste, please contact us to find out more about our systems. Cut costs, generate power and more importantly, do good!