LFC® Case Studies

The LFC biodigester eats waste food allowing customer to save money, improve operations, and reduce carbon footprint.

World’s Highest Installation of a Biodigester at the ALMA Observatory

The Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) Observatory is the largest radio telescope in the world. With the closest city being 50 km away, the cost of transporting food waste can become astronomical. It was necessary for ALMA’s staff to find a food waste solution that was onsite, easy to maintain, and clean. They purchased an LFC-200 biodigester to avoid dealing with the labor intensive needs of composting and other waste management solutions.

Marco Polo Aged Care Services Removes 50 kg of Food Waste per Day with LFC Biodigester

Marco Polo Aged Care Services sought to reduce the strain of menial tasks on their care providers and staff. .After the LFC-100 biodigester was installed in 2016, Marco Polo Aged Care Services has seen a drastic improvement in trash capacity and time efficiency. On average during 2020, the machine digested 100 kg (220 lb) of food waste per day and 35 tonne of food waste that year.

US Army’s Installs Food Waste Digester to Meet Net Zero Strategy

In 2014, Fort Bragg purchased and installed the LFC-200 biodigester to help meet waste management goals for the Army Net Zero Installation Strategy. Fort Bragg was so pleased with the performance of Power Knot’s LFC biodigester that they purchased 14 additional units and the US Army has purchased many more for other military bases.

Tanker Golar Freeze Keeps Oceans Free from Waste with LFC Biodigester

In 2019, the Golar Freeze was stationed in Jamaica and the vessel owners realized that disposing of waste food was an expensive and cumbersome proposition. The usual method involves storing waste food in a refrigerator and transporting it ashore, typically several times a month. The captain chose to invest in an LFC-50 biodigester from Power Knot that was installed later that year.

TTI Exceeds ESG Goals with the LFC Biodigester

When designing and building the new TTI Innovation Center, the TTI sustainability team was already striving to meet goals and vision for ESG. They purchased the LFC biodigester during building construction in 2018 and plan on purchasing another unit towards the end of 2021.

Achieving Zero Waste Goals at Bendix

During a Zero Waste audit in 2017, the sustainability team at Bendix found that most of the waste from the Acuña campus resulted from the kitchen and dining services. They sought to find an environmentally friendly solution that made sense for them. In 2018, Bendix purchased and installed three LFC biodigesters for the facilities in Acuña where they have remained in operation since.

Distillery Converts Food Waste into Water with Biodigester

Montanya Distillers installed an LFC-50 biodigester in February 2021. In just two months, the machine has digested 1500 lb (680 kg) of citrus and other food waste that comes from the bar, restaurant, and tasting room. They have diverted over 2.8 tonnes of CO2e from the landfill.

UNL Diverts 44,000 kg of Food Waste from Landfills

Since the installation of two LFC biodigesters, University of Nebraska Lincoln has gone above and beyond their sustainability goals – diverting 44,000 kg (98,000 lb) of food waste from landfills in the first year of deployment. 

Organic Produce Distributor Composts Solid Waste into Wastewater In-House

Supplies organic produce from a 20,000 sq ft warehouse in Long Island City to stores, restaurants, caterers, bakeries, hotels, Ace Natural, a regional distributor of organic produce, switched from solid waste haulers to dispose of organic waste to an LFC biodigester installed on their property.

Big River Fish Corporation

Big River Fish Corporation has acquired an LFC biodigester from Power Knot LLC to digest waste fish on site and save sending the waste to the landfill.

Fujitsu Enhances Its Commitment to the Environment

“This machine has the potential of diverting 26,000 pounds of waste food from the landfill annually,” said Robert Curtis, Environmental, Health, Safety & Security Services Specialist at Fujitsu.

Customer Testimonials

EVERYBODY LOVES WINSTON ["Winston" is the name Chik'n has given to their LFC Bio-Digester in the kitchen]. . . . Winston does what he does because sending food to landfill is just plain wrong, producing methane which is 72 times worse for the atmosphere than carbon dioxide. The food we feed to Winston comes out carbon neutral so we are leaving as little footprint on the environment as we can.

It’s the right thing to do. It does not make sense to discard the waste food on a landfill and other restaurant owners should be doing this.

Tim Rettle - Co-Owner of Pedalers Fork

The LFC has helped our operation become cleaner as well as saving the environment. We have had no problems with the machine and we are always pleased that there is no smell from the machine.

Rick Smith - Owner of Big River Fish

So far, 7.4 tons of food waste have been disposed. One of the biggest benefits to the staff is the LFC limits the amount of waste that must be transported out to the dumpster for landfill disposal.

Audrey Oxendine - Chief of Energy and Utilities at Fort Bragg

From my desk, I can see how much waste we are adding to the LFC by the hour, day, week, and month. I am driving our organization to zero waste so the weighing capability and remote reporting are important to me.

Urs Lutschg - Corporate Director of Engineering at JW Marriott Marquis

The environment is Fujitsu’s prime concern, however most of what we do to support the environment has a long term positive impact on our bottom line. We believe the payback on the LFC-70 will be 24 months or less, due to the reduction of trash going to the landfill.

Marty Engh - Director of Facilities Services at Fujitsu

[We] have been able to divert tons of post and prep food to landfills and reduce our waste weight from going to the landfill as well as our cost of waste dumped per event and non-event days.

Marcelo Essabba - Director of Housekeeping Operations at the largest stadium in S. Florida More
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