According to a Bay Area NBC report the Bioforcetech demonstration facility at Silicon Valley Clean Water is producing biochar that is cheaper, safer and easier to manage. Biosolids are dried and made safe by using the heat given off from the bacteria growing in the biosolids.
“Upcycling,” say Dario Presezzi, the chief executive officer at Bioforcetech. “We’re taking a waste that has no value and we’re actually creating value from that waste. Thanks to all of the bacteria already present in the sewage, we don’t have to use any gas or any other sources of energy. That is the idea that gave us the boost to go against our competitors and win.”