EDMONTON, Alberta--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Himark BioGas International (Himark BioGas) announced today the issuance to it by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office of a patent that covers apparatus, methods and systems for processing waste.
The patent for invention number CA 2710200 is for a system for processing open-pen feedlot manure and Source Separated Organics (SSO) with hard particulates, including sand, rocks, plastic and metal.
Organic-rich waste material such as municipal waste or open-pen feedlot manure, present real social, environmental and economic problems when generated at a large scale. This includes cost of disposal, health risk, and air and water contamination all driving requirements for effective and efficient waste handling strategies. However such organic waste is difficult to handle in environmentally and economically sustainable systems due to high and variable solid content, significant quantities of indigestible matter, and hard particulates. These contaminants can interfere with mechanical, chemical, and biological processes. Traditionally anaerobic digestion systems could not access the large concentrations of feedstock available from municipalities, industrial clusters, and large-scale agriculture due to the materials handling limitations of wet digesters. Recently, some “dry” type digesters have been used in an attempt to overcome the problem of material contamination - with limited success and lower overall energy yield.
The Himark HiSIS enables a hybrid approach that allows for the robustness of a dry system and the optimal digestion conditions of a wet system. Himark offers the only Hybrid Anaerobic Digestion system that efficiently and effectively processes these mixed waste streams. The patent announced today covers apparatus, methods, and systems to efficiently process such mixed waste through the digestion process. Himark has already implemented this technology at one of the largest anaerobic digestion plants in Canada, “Growing Power Hairy Hill”, which utilizes municipal solid waste and open pen feedlot manure as feedstock.
“The issuance of this patent is a welcome addition to the family of patents already owned by Himark and cements its position as a game-changer in the global biogas arena," said Evan Chrapko, CEO of Himark BioGas. He further added, “This patented technological development will play a critical role in enabling anaerobic digestion facilities around the world to effectively handle large volumes of mixed waste that was earlier not possible.”
Himark BioGas is a global waste-to-energy technology and engineering services company and has developed some of the most economical and profitable bioGas plants, using its patented anaerobic digestion technologies. Himark’s numerous patents and trade-secrets apply to various aspects of anaerobic digestion and related processes, with multiple granted patents and pending applications in major world markets, including United States, Canada, Europe, Japan, China, India, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, South Africa, ASEAN and the Middle East.
About Himark BioGas International
BioGas and Algae (Technology + Engineering) International Inc (“BATE”)—a Barbados company doing business globally as Himark BioGas—is a leading waste-to-energy technology and engineering services company. BATE has in-depth experience and operational know-how in bioengineering, anaerobic digestion (AD) and microbiology, AD technology integration with other industrial plants, mechanical and electrical engineering, project development and management, soil science/fertilizer, food production management, and algae technologies.
With offices in Barbados, Houston, Hong Kong, Karachi, and Edmonton, BATE/Himark BioGas gives its clients the world’s largest, most economical, and lowest-carbon renewable energy plants. It does so with its internationally-patented technology and services focused on feasibility studies, project design, engineering, construction and operational support.
Himark BioGas is a founding member of a Cleantech catalyst/cluster, “Biowaste to Energy for Canada Integration Initiative (BECii)”.