Delta company creates the Cannavore to handle cannabis waste

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Having already developed an innovate system to convert food waste into clean water and compact biosolids using an aerobic process, Micronwaste Technologies has now done the same for cannabis waste, a system called the Cannavore.

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Noting cannabis waste regulations are extremely stringent, the company’s new process features a series of specially designed equipment that can be transported in a truck trailer for use at any site growing marijuana. It’s technology that comes as recreational cannabis has been legalized in Canada and more grow operations, including several large-scale greenhouses in Delta, are getting licences to grow the product.

“This facility allows us to develop new biological processes to treat organic waste and wastewater. It allows us to quickly develop prototypes before constructing a commercial-ready system,” said Micronwaste Technologies president and CEO Alfred Wong.

“I often get asked the question, ‘What is your secret sauce?’ I’ve come to realize that our secret sauce is not in our patented bio-process, but rather the people in this company with imagination,” he said.

Delta MP Carla Qualtrough was a guest speaker at the launch event last week, saying companies like Micron show that Canada has the opportunity to become a global leader in clean technologies.

Delta Mayor George Harvie and Delta MP Carla Qualtrough were at Micronwaste Technologies. Photo by Sandor Gyarmati

Also on hand was Delta Mayor George Harvie, who talked about the city’s initiatives to encourage more industrial development and reduce the environmental footprint.

“The technology being developed and refined at this facility is integral towards addressing the issue in a local and sustainable manner. Managing organic waste where it’s created in the first place makes a lot of sense,” Harvie said.