May 22, 2017 – An Ecovim Eco-250 machine was installed at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, CA. The machine is running in the kitchen in the Dining Commons for processing food waste. HMC was attracted to the Ecovim machine by its record of success by other Colleges and Universities and frequent purchases by the U.S. Military for use in their mess halls and commissaries.
April 19, 2017 – Greener Chemistry Associates met with Crane Currency at Teledyne O’Brien’s facility in The Corporate Trade Center, Portsmouth, NH to see the NexGen Enviro Systems/IST Solvent Recycling machine. The machine has been in operation for more than 4 years and it is being used more than it was anticipated at the time of purchase. The machine has been in use for more than 1,000 machine hours without any difficulties. The 2.6 gallon machine is being used to recycle an expensive cleaning solvent.
February 1, 2017 – Raritan Valley Community College, Branchburg, NJ took delivery of an Ecovim Eco-66 demo machine for a trial evaluation period of several weeks.The machine was installed in a utility room adjacent to the kitchen and dish room and they ran their food waste through the Ecovim for the duration of the test. The dry, sterile, organic biomass from the Eco-66 was being held until it could be mixed with soil and used as a soil nutrient on the grounds and gardens on campus. The results of their evaluation were excellent and they were well satisfied with the performance and ease of use of the machine.
January, 2017 – Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation issued a report summarizing reduction in solid waste disposal since their organic waste diversion law went into effect in 2014. The amount of solid waste going to landfills decreased by 5% during the first year amounting to 12,000 tons of food and other material from the waste stream.
August 16, 2016 – New Boston, NH – Greener Chemistry Associates LLC announces the addition of a group of products from Sustainable Agricultural Technologies, Inc. to produce Compost Teas from standard compost or more beneficially, from Vermicompost. The products include equipment and nutrient mixes to brew the vermicompost teas, skid sprayers for the back of pickup trucks to apply the teas to the fields, in addition to Soil Amendments to further enrich soils increasing their productivity for growing specific plants. Work is in progress to add information about this new group of products to the Vermicomposting section of the website.
August 15, 2016 – Syl’s Café, Ontonagon, MI becomes a leader in food waste reduction in restaurants in the upper peninsula of Michigan by ordering an Ecovim Eco-66 for their Café for delivery in the next few weeks. The co-owner is a strong believer in waste reduction and recycling and wants to do her part by converting their food waste to a dry, sterile, biomass for reuse in gardens and landscaping.
July 11, 2016 – Woodberry Kitchen Restaurant, Baltimore, MD begins an evaluation of the Ecovim Eco-66 dehydration machine in the kitchen of their eclectic, upscale restaurant in the Clipper Mill Foundry neighborhood. The evaluation has met all the requirements and expectations and the co-owner expects to order other machines as well for 4 different eating venues as well as 2 more to open next year. He wants to be the first entrepreneur in the city to take advantage of this new technology for turning food waste into usable soil nutrients for use in the gardens of his suppliers of produce. This business model is being called “Farm-to-Fork-to-Farm” and closes the sustainability cycle. Woodberry Kitchen recycles and reuses all the waste they possibly can and are constantly looking for new ways to do it.
January 15, 2016 – Mountain Lake Springs Resort in Reeders, PA orders Geneon TRIO Maxx. Susan Rader, co-owner of Mountain Lake Springs Resort in Reeders, PA bought a TRIO Maxx so she can make larger batches of cleaning and sanitizing solutions, to reduce the time it takes each week to make them. The new kit contains 2 decanters with 64-oz capacity to almost double the batch size in the same amount of time. Sue has been using Electrolyzed Water cleaners and sanitizers from Geneon for several years and can’t say enough good things about it. In fact, Sue is working on collecting information to share with us on the website very soon. (More later)
January 30, 2016 – Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH installs an Eco-250 Dehydration machine from Ecovim. Early in 2015, Colby-Sawyer began a project that was assigned to a senior student in environmental science to review all available options the college should consider for diverting their food waste from the solid waste stream so it can be used on campus as a soil nutrient. By the end of the semester, the student completed their analysis with the recommendation the college should purchase an Ecovim dehydration machine. The machine is currently being installed.