Turning Earth Announces Exclusive Licensing Agreement for Aikan(TM) High Solids Anaerobic Digestion Technology in North America with Denmark’s Solum Group
NEW YORK, May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Turning Earth, LLC, a developer of integrated organics recycling facilities, has entered into an exclusive licensing and joint development agreement with the Danish company Solum Group to deploy Solum’s Aikan(TM) High Solids Anaerobic Digestion (“HSAD”) Technology in Turning Earth’s Triple Play(TM) organics recycling facilities in North America.
Under the terms of the agreement, Turning Earth has exclusive rights to the Aikan(TM) technology in North America and will work with Aikan North America, a Solum subsidiary, to develop Triple Play(TM) organics recycling facilities that recycle organic waste to produce renewable baseload energy, compost and sustainable agriculture. The companies will work together to design, construct, operate and maintain these facilities.
Andrew Kessler, Turning Earth’s President said, “After extensive diligence, we are thrilled to announce that Solum will be our exclusive technology partner. Aikan’s unique two-phase, two-stage batch process for dry AD and in-vessel composting provides the most elegant, flexible and integrated solution to converting organic waste into high quality biogas and compost. Further, Aikan is proven technology with more than eight years of robust operational experience. Aikan’s technology fits seamlessly within our Triple Play approach and together, we look forward to setting a new standard for organic waste management, renewable energy production and sustainable local agriculture in North America.”
About Turning Earth, LLC
Turning Earth is an integrated organics recycling company dedicated to producing renewable energy, compost and sustainable local agriculture from organic waste; an approach called The Triple Play(TM). Turning Earth provides an environmentally and economically beneficial alternative to landfilling and incinerating organics that solves some of the public sector’s most pressing waste management, energy security, and local agriculture challenges. More information is available at http://www.turningearthllc.com.
About Solum Group
Solum Group, creators of the Aikan(TM) Technology, have more than a quarter century of experience and are Denmark’s largest supplier of compost, growth media and turf care products. Solum Group creates value by integrating waste processing, biogas production and production of a wide range of soil improvement products. Solum’s pioneering approach to integrated waste processing and its outstanding business operations have received numerous awards. This agreement marks Solum’s entry into the nascent North American biogas market. More information is available at http://aikantechnology.com/about-us.html.
SOURCE Turning Earth, LLC