BIOwayste is a decentralized enclosed system that allows the on-site conversion of organic waste into biogas and biofertilizer through a simple and natural bio-degradation process. Unlike fossil fuel, the produced biogas is a natural gas that does not promote the greenhouse effect, ozone depletion, or acid rain and it could be used as cooking gas. BIOwayste produces also a bio-fertilizer, a substitute for organic fertilizers, to grow healthy plants.
One of the major problems that BIOwayste is addressing is the huge amount of food waste produced and landfilled. In fact, 1.3 billion tons of food is wasted globally each year, around which 95% ends up in landfills, or open dumpsites, polluting the water resources and creating high levels of greenhouse gas emissions. Moreover, the municipal solid waste (MSW) management system, from collection to recycling and all the solutions and systems provided for this aim have huge environmental cost as the treatment is done off-site so an additional transportation and tipping fee is applied. Yet, only a quarter of the total amount of the MSW produced each year is recycled or recovered.