What food waste can go into the Biofeed?
The majority of liquid and solid food waste can go into the Biofeed including various organic liquids such as cooking oil, gravy, milk, soup and juices. Liquids placed in the machine must not exceed 50 degrees Celsius as this will affect the process of decay important to producing high quality liquid and solid fertiliser. Biofeed can process bones, which are actually a very good source of minerals and will increase the quality of the end product. The processing of large quantities of heavy bone during a single session can be very noisy and time-consuming, however, so we recommend you place soft waste below and above the bones to reduce noise levels.
What cannot go into the Biofeed?
Food items which may not be placed in the machine are seafood shells, corn husks, lemongrass and pineapple tops. Shells are ground into sand by the Biofeed; and over time this sand can block the pipes. Corn husk, pineapple tops and lemon grass consist of very fibrous material and form a hairball-like product which may become lodged, resulting in a blockage and stopping all other food waste from being processed. The Biofeed is intended to be used for food waste disposal only. Other examples that may cause a jam or blockage: cutlery, wooden chopsticks, ice cream sticks.
What happens when the tank is full?
The Biofeed unit is fully automated, when the tank is nearing full, the machine will notify your waste service provider team via email to schedule the tank pump out. If the tank should reach 100%, the machine will stop operating and the red light will flash and the machine will not allow you to start further cycles.
Is training provided by Biofeed?
Of course! Biofeed provides initial training sessions for Biofeed operators and staff if required. Biofeed will also provide you with a user manual, laminated information sheets and reminders about what does and does not go into the machine.
How much food waste can the Biofeed process in a single cycle?
The Biofeed will process 70 or 80 litres of food waste in approximately 35 seconds. The machine has computerised loading sensors and will stop a cycle as soon as the last of the food waste has been processed.
How much water does the Biofeed use?
Using a fine water mist delivery system Biofeed minimises the amount of water required per cycle is low. Biofeed also has variable water control settings which allows our service technicians to adjust to your requirements and type of food being used. A unique computerised meter will ensure the minimum is used per cycle.
What are the location and installation requirements for a BIOfeed unit?
The Biofeed unit needs to be within two metres of a cold and hot water plumbing supply, and requires a 3 phase, 20 amp power supply with wall mounted plug. Biofeed also requires adequate lighting for operators and service technicians with enough clearance around the unit. The holding tank needs to be located either outside or in a garbage disposal room with vehicle access to ensure the tank can be cleared as required.
Is there a warranty on BIOfeed?
Biofeed offers a 12 month warranty dependent on Terms and Conditions.