MCCLELLAN, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--California Safe Soil, LLC (CSS), a sustainable technology company, today announced the official opening of its new production facility at McClellan Business Park. This Facility commercializes CSS’s breakthrough technology to recycle discarded organics into a nutrient-rich liquid fertilizer and feed for agricultural use. Sources of the organics processed include Save Mart Supermarkets, Nugget Markets and Sacramento’s new Golden 1 Center.
For the past four years, CSS has operated a pilot scale plant in West Sacramento proving CSS’s patented technology. CSS has demonstrated the environmental, operational and agronomic feasibility of turning inedible food into a liquid fertilizer, called Harvest-to-Harvest™ (H2H). The 3 hour process uses heat, mechanical action, and food grade enzymes to recycle food into H2H fertilizer, which farmers can then apply to their fields, to stimulate life in the soil and grow the next crop.
The new, commercial scale CSS Facility at McClellan has a design capacity to recycle up to 32,000 tons of organics per year. That will generate 38 “green collar” jobs to produce enough H2H for 128,000 acres of sustainable local California agriculture, in addition to creating 3,200 tons of feed for sustainably raised local California livestock, while reducing annual Greenhouse Gas emissions by 74,000 MTCO2e (equivalent to taking 15,000 cars off the road).
CSS Founder, Dan Morash, states: “By many estimates, 40% of food produced in the U.S. ends up in a landfill. Our technology can reduce that number by more than half. Our goal is to construct and operate one of our facilities in every major city in the country, starting here in Sacramento. In addition to being America’s ‘Farm to Fork capital,’ that will make Sacramento America’s ‘Fork to Farm’ capital.”