Closed loop production
With all our services, we will aim to minimise the use of imported raw materials. With all our production, we will seek to to create ecologies of scale, whereby the bi-products of one industry or field are raw material for the next and the wastes of one enterprise can be fertiliser for another. Our first closed loop cycle we are working towards is setting up our new fermentory in Brighton.
Rather than buying in fossil-fuel gas bottles to power our production operations, we are making a bio-digester to make ourselves cooking gas and plant fertiliser from our compost from fruit pressing... In this design, we could make raw apple juice, supply half of it as raw juice whilst digesting the pulp and then use the cooking gas from the pulp to pasteurise all the remaining juice in bottles... Gaining two valuable products, one more highly nutritious, the other with lasting value in shelf-life, from just one source of energy - the apples themselves!
The energy from both bio-gas and bio-char production harness natural processes to cycle the energy embodied in the bi-products of industry back into the production process which closes the loop and reduces our dependence on fossil fuel based energies and practices that are costing the earth.