27 Nov '14, 3pm

The Harvester is a High-Tech Composter that Converts Retail Food Waste Onsite

The idea for the Harvester came about when company founders Larry LeSueur and Jose Lugo decided to apply their extensive skillsets to the issue of food waste . After two years of analyzing university research results, WISErg approached Seattle’s PCC Natural Food Markets with the idea of putting multiple units in place in the stores to test out various operating conditions and inputs. As PCC’s Diana Chapman noted, the markets had already been using a food-scrap collection service, but this involved the waste being trucked a long way offsite to be composted. By composting onsite and then having the more compact compost removed to be converted to liquid fertilizer, transportation was significantly reduced and the markets received an organic,

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