Divert, Inc – Complete Mix Digester

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Divert, Inc – Complete Mix Digester

We believe in a waste-free future.

Company Description:

Founded in Boston, Mass. in 2007, Feed Resource Recovery, now known as Divert, has designed and implemented a groundbreaking Zero Waste solution for the food industry. Divert’s innovative and proprietary approach leverages customers’ existing transportation and distribution systems to generate clean, sustainable power for onsite operations, reduce emissions and save millions of dollars on waste removal costs.

Technology Description:

Divert was founded to create innovative and efficient solutions toward eliminating waste from the retail industry. And Divert's been at it ever since.

Since 2007, Divert's been helping retail supply chains realize a smaller cost (or see a greater return) on resource recovery efforts, from trackable recycling bins to organics backhauling; from energy generation to innovative solutions for untapped opportunities like waxed cardboard. Every customer Divert meets presents an opportunity to ask new questions, break down old assumptions and create new solutions toward a waste-free future.

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Technology Type

  • Anaerobic Digestion

Vendor

  • Project Developer

Product

  • Energy
  • Fiber

Problem

  • GHG
  • Odor
  • Pathogens

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Technology Strengths, Weaknesses and Critical Indicators

Anaerobic Digestion:

  • Long usable life and can be run reliably
  • Creates energy and generates environmental credits
  • Proper feeding & system monitoring is required to avoid system downtime
  • Proven technology for odor control
  • Proven technology for GHG reduction
  • Proven technology for pathogen reduction
  • Different types of systems produce varying gas production rates
  • Requires proper preparation of the feedstock
  • Requires other technologies for energy utilization
  • Requires other technologies for digestate handling
  • Requires other technologies to prevent nitrogen loss
  • Complex systems may require expertise not available on-farm

Newtrient Comments/Opinions:

Anaerobic Digester technology:

  • Is proven technology for odor, GHG and pathogen reduction and energy production
  • Has a long usable life and can be run reliably
  • Require proper preparation of the feedstock
  • Usually requires other technologies for energy utilization
  • Usually requires other technologies for digestate handling
  • Proper feeding & system monitoring is required to avoid system downtime
  Divert is currently working with Newtrient to provide additional information on it's technology and installations. They are working hard to stay focused on customer waste diversion and therefore have not been evaluated using Newtrient's 9-point scoring process. Newtrient will continue to work with Divert to further refine the cost and performance information if information comes in with new commercial dairy installations.

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