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Genecis

Team Genecis envisions a world where the waste of today becomes the platinum of tomorrow. Each year, over $750 billion worth of food is wasted, and 95% of it goes straight to landfills. Under anaerobic conditions, the food degrades and produces methane, a gas that is 30 times more potent than CO2, contributing to 7% of global greenhouse emissions. Our solution, is to create an on-site, fully-automated machine that turns food waste into Volatile Fatty Acids. And the great thing about these volatile fatty acids, is that they are used as a key ingredient to make many valuable products. Including biodegradable plastics, pharmaceutical drugs, biofuels, and food additives. We target commercial kitchens, such as restaurants who throw away an average of 1.3 tons of food per week in North America. What’s even more ridiculous, is that they often pay upwards of $1000-$3000 per month, just to get rid of it. With the rapid mandation of Organic Landfill Bans by governments all over North America, that cost will only increase as time progresses. This current situation simply does not make sense to us. And that’s why our team is determined to create, the right way for your food waste.