The new residential BioPod™ Plus is the latest patented technology to hit the home composting market. Almost a decade of R&D, combined with thorough testing on 3 different continents, has produced the first commercially available systems.
While many compost bins can take 6-12 months to break down their contents, the BioPod™ Plus and ProtaPod™ can eliminate most of your food scraps in as little as 1-2 days. Like with composting and vermiculture, our pods uses beneficial organisms to digest and decompose your kitchen waste, while producing valuable finished products.
The Future: Grub Composting
The specific biological process by which valuable proteins and fats are captured and recycled, rather than degraded, into usable biomass by a beneficial decomposer is referred to as bioconversion. The signature species utilized in our systems is the juvenileBlack Soldier Fly (BSF), Hermetia illucens, which we lovingly call Solider Grubs. Virtually harmless to pets, humans and wildlife, this native arthropod does not spread disease, cannot bite or sting, and will not annoy you at backyard picnics! We refer to this bioconversion process utilizing BSF as Grub Composting.
Valuable Finished Products
A working BioPod™ Plus can easily handle the daily food scraps produced by a large family – up to 5 lbs per day. It can even digest pet feces and most kinds of manure. For every 100 lbs of kitchen scraps you will get 5 lbs of friable compost, a few quarts of nutritious compost tea, and approx. 15-20 lbs of self-harvesting grubs - which are the freshest fish, herp, and bird food. (Please note - the bioconversion rates for manure from herbivores is less than that of carnivores or omnivores.)