Impact Bioenergy Inc.

Converts food waste into organic biofertilizer/renewable en...

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IMPACT BIOENERGY®:
FAST FACTS


ENORMOUSLY WASTEFUL

Preventing food and beverage waste is the lowest-cost alternative, followed by rescuing edible food to feed those who are food insecure.

However, the most widespread solution is to throw it away - that is, pay to landfill the renewable resource.

In urban areas across the country, food scrap diversion to aerobic composting (AC) is taking a hold to the extent composting can tolerate wet waste with fat and protein. Inherent shortcomings of AC is that the material is exposed to the atmosphere, resulting in off-gas odors and vector attraction (e.g. odor complaint, rats, etc.), and quality control challenges caused by packaging residuals.


WE NEED A SOLUTION

Anaerobic digestion (AD) of food waste can be extremely beneficial since the material is sealed off from the atmosphere (odor control and vector control) while being converted into renewable resources – organic biofertilizer and biogas – using no chemicals and producing zero residual waste.

All of this is necessary to continually import feedstock and export product once operational.

This makes it difficult to scale up or scale down -- or replicate since each individual project takes 5+ years to design, build and commission.


IMPACT BIOENERGY® IS THAT SOLUTION

Impact Bioenergy® solves these problems by manufacturing modular AD systems to convert food and beverage "waste" on-site into organic biofertilizer and renewable energy (there is roughly a 90/10 split between the coproducts).

The HORSE™ (aka High-solids Organic-waste Recycling System with Electrical Output) can be designed to convert 25 to 175 tons per year while the NAUTILUS™ (multiple chambers) can convert 185 to 1,500 tons per year.  Multiple modules are possible.


HOW IT WORKS


TRACTION & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Since 2015, we have shown an ability to commercialize our value proposition systematically through connectedness, continuous improvement and co-creation. We have been recognized by many national and international organizations for our system and product development.

We started with a 25 ton per year standard HORSE™ and have now expanded to 7 standard systems from that original size -- up to 1,500 tons per year NAUTILUS™ at the high end of our spectrum.

We are working on a third product line called the OX that offers more flexibility to digest commingled food, paper, cardboard, wood, and landscape waste.

This development began with the commercialization of the HORSE™ and recently celebrated the first NAUTILUS™, a 60x scale-up of the HORSE™.

Most recently, during COVID-19 we were deemed essential while serving smaller farms with liquid ProBiotic Food™ (PBF) for plants as a subscription B2B service.

Now, consumers nationwide also have a way to join the movement. We recently launched our first B2C product, PBF Blend No. 7 on Amazon valued at $40/lb, which helps us support regenerative organic agriculture.

We are also launching our first food waste fueled coop vehicle, with Organic Renewable Natural Gas™ (ORNG) valued at $3.15/gasoline gallon equivalent.

Notably, in 2020 we deployed our 2nd NAUTILUS™ machine, to CA, while our HORSE™ continues to gain traction. We think this shift into strategic partnerships (e.g. Microsoft, Compass Group, Alegría  Fresh, etc.) is both efficient and powerful. We are thriving in leading a new paradigm of distributed, modular waste-to-resource conversion, enabling a resilient circular economy.

We credit this to three disruptive differentiators:


PATENTS AND IP

These Patents are the IP foundation for our enterprise:






In addition we have a number of service and trademarks, secrets and knowledge across the key functions - design, build, own and cooperate - which we protect, and have started to license as IP.


VASHON BIOENERGY FARM, LLC


Our wholly owned subsidiary, VBF, is a newly commissioned, $1.5M NAUTILUS™ that is seeding a portfolio of Community AD-as-a-Service hubs across the nation and globe. For the Vashon Island community, we are putting into service the first food "waste" fueled vehicle with Organic Renewable Natural Gas™ (ORNG), while coproducing ProBiotic Food™ (PBF) for plants:


PARTNERSHIPS

Laser Cutting Northwest (LCNW) has accelerated our commercialization efforts by being an early stage capital investor. They have grown into a 6-acre ISO certified advanced manufacturing space, which we have had their legacy 1-acre building to grow into, without having to invest in a manufacturing plant ourselves. They have enabled our small team to absorb and deliver on multiple orders at once.

Upstream we have several key component partners. We have teamed with Canada-based Quadrogen Power Systems to deliver refined renewable natural gas, and Austria-based Thöni North America to deliver the third-generation OX digester.

Downstream from manufacturing, other than key project partners such as Microsoft, Compass Group, Energy4Autism, Blue Terra Waste Solutions, and Green Values Australia, we support small businesses with our CSB service mark, and seek others that allow us scale-up opportunities. Together, with Alegria Farmacy, we have discovered a method to merge high-performance cultivation (regenerative food / energy) with zero-waste food waste conversion into on-site renewable energy and chemical free organic soil.


OTHER KEY TECHNOLOGIES

Other key technologies include SunPower solar array and a SimpliPHI POWER battery backup, which dramatically increases our renewable energy footprint and supports our carbon mitigation efforts. Additionally they include an EcoGrid System with Alegria Farmacy food production, gasification, AD, RNG/LNG transport and storage, CHP power generation, EV fast charging, and production of EV trucks and busses. We will continue to update the design, including adding an advanced water recovery and filtration system.


MEET THE TEAM


Jan Allen, P.E, CMQ/OE
PRESIDENT AND CEO

  • Professional Civil Engineer and a Certified Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence
  • Has been involved in design, construction, and operation of organics facilities since 1988, at Cedar Grove Composting, CH2M HILL, Concept Kinetics, and Harvest Power
  • Registered holder of 7 US Patents for composting, digestion, and biofiltration
  • Certified Compost Facility Operator
  • 40 years of experience in waste treatment design, organic waste processing, marketing of recycled organic products, and environmental controls
  • Has designed over 50 organic waste recycling facilities which have diverted over 10 million tons of organics from disposal, including bioenergy facilities with an installed capacity of over 10 MW of renewable energy generation


Srirup Kumar, MBA
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT OFFICER, OPERATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS

  • Leads Impact in the areas of Community AD-as-a-Service, CSB ® Program and Product Development
  • 2015 graduate of Presidio Graduate School where he received his MBA in Sustainable Business and a Certification in Sustainable Energy Solutions
  • During his graduate studies he served as a due diligence project manager for E8 cleantech investors
  • 15 years of technology development and implementation experience across public, private and non-profit sectors


Michael J. Smith, Attorney, LEED AP
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

  • LEED AP, Land Use, Real Estate, and Legal Expert
  • Lead on Business Development, transactions and permitting
  • Co-leads IP and Licensing
  • Experienced real estate/land use attorney with a passion and focus on clean energy business development
  • He has handled over $200 million in acquisition work with Wyndham Vacation Ownership, remodeled a land use code into a unified development code for Snohomish County, WA


Timothy Murphy, EIT
ENGINEERING AND OPERATIONS

  • Specializes in mechanical systems and anaerobic digestion for community-based systems
  • Responsible for design review and construction of the bioenergy systems
  • Lead Operator for the initial commissioning of new systems
  • Manages collection of organics, contaminant control measures, and liquid products from the digestion process


Taylor Knoblock, EIT
ENGINEERING AND OPERATIONS

  • Specializes in biochemical process engineering and anaerobic digestion and is responsible for process and instrumentation design review
  • Process Optimization Lead for the ongoing operations of new systems
  • Manages alkalinity, pH, FOG, and biogas generation dynamics


Paco Joyce, Distiller
TECHNOLOGIST

  • Leads the operation of the wholly owned Vashon Bioenergy Farm, LLC
  • Specializes in feedstock management, bioenergy sales, plant food sales, regulatory compliance, and is a community liaison
  • Long list of collateral skills sets including distilling, information technology, foundry casting of various metal products, carpentry, and project management
  • Machinery operator with a tractor for hire
  • Built, operated, and sold Seattle Distilling prior to joining Impact Bioenergy®


Andrew Corbin, PhD, ASA
AGRONOMIST

  • Specializes in field testing, education and training in sustainable agriculture, especially as it relates to the use of organic matter, compost, reduced tillage, and organic farming practices
  • 30 years of experience in Agronomy and serving as a County Agricultural Agent and Specialist
  • His record of publishing and teaching is supported by his awards and honors awarded in 2010, 2013 and 2014

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