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Sandra Sassow

Sandra Sassow
SEaB Energy

Organization: SEaB Energy

What is SEaB Energy?

SEaB provides companies a turn-key waste to energy product which uses micro anaerobic digestion to convert organic waste into energy on-site at the source of the waste generation where the energy can be utilized continuously.

THE PROBLEM

Large amounts of organic waste are dumped into landfills or incinerated which contributes to GHG emissions (methane). Only 1 percent of food waste in the UK is diverted. But organic waste is actually a feedstock for anaerobic digestion (AD) converting the waste to energy as well as fertilizer. Presently, for those companies who want to leverage AD technology, the waste needs to be transported to processing facilities that have large-scale anaerobic digestors. This can be costly and has a negative environmental impact from the transportation process. In most cases, the environmental benefits of the energy conversion are negated by the energy footprint of transporting the waste. As well, the waste producers don’t receive the direct benefits of the energy conversion to electricity. What if you could have lower cost micro AD at the source of the waste?

THE INNOVATION

MUCKBUSTER® is a self-contained anaerobic digester, designed to process animal manure, organic or septic waste. The digestors can be configured to best suit food growers, livestock farmers and equestrian centres. MUCKBUSTER® converts what used to be waste, into biogas. The biogas can be used to heat water or create electricity. In addition, MUCKBUSTER® provides a source of organic fertilizer ready for spraying or in ground injection, and the dry mulch can be re-used as animal bedding.

Over a 3-week period, waste moves through a series of compartments and processes including the separation of waste into solids and liquids, pastereurization, and digestion. The digestion converts the pasteurized slurry into biogas and then the biogas is burned to produce electricity and heat. Excess biogas can be stored for later use.
”The best way to reduce the carbon footprint of waste is to transform it onsite into energy. This removes the need for the infrastructure for both the movement of waste and the transmission of power.” – Sandra Sassow, CEO of SEaB Energy Ltd.

THE VISION

SEaB Energy envisions being the market leader in micro scale anaerobic digestors globally by providing turn-key modular solutions for the emerging waste-to-energy market. Additionally, MUCKBUSTER® units can be deployed to provide disaster recovery and remote electrification solutions.

“Our vision is to reinstate waste disposal and processing to the localized level. Waste can be eliminated, along with the associated health risks, and the business or community reaps the benefits of the reuse of waste as energy.” – Sandra Sassow, CEO of SEaB Energy Ltd.

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