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Introducing the 

LFC BIO-DIGESTER

The LFC bio-digester is an aerobic food digester that handles vessel food waste onboard and disposes of it safely (according to Marpol Annex V) and cost effectively, whilst protecting the environment.

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Marpol Annex V gives clear instruction on permissible and prohibited disposal of food waste, and the need for a garbage management plan. In order to conform with Marpol, yachts are having to store, freeze, tender ashore and find suitable refuse collection points for all their food waste, creating problems such as:

  • Storage vacuum bags popping and leaking

  • Smells from the food waste stores

  • Accidents when transporting ashore, creating mess on decks and in tenders

  • An inconvenience of finding refuge points to dispose of food waste

  • Difficulty to recycle when food waste is stored in plastic bags

Having a Bio-Digester onboard eliminates all of these problems.

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THE BIODIGESTER RUNS 24/7, FOOD CAN BE ADDED AT ANYTIME

The LFC25 unit is smaller than a dishwasher and can be easily installed onboard your vessel. See dimensions. It is a fully enclosed automatic composting machine that disposes of food matter within 24 hours. Food waste can be added at any time and the output is 'grey water' that is environmentally safe and has a low BOD5 value.

FOOD IS BROKEN DOWN AND DIGESTED IN THE DRUM, JUST LIKE A STOMACH

Water is injected into the machine to maintain equilibrium for the microorganisms to rapidly decompose the food and to flush decomposed effluent out of the machine. A rotating arm inside the machine intermittently churns the waste food; mixing the old food, new food, oxygen, and micro-organisms to enhance digestion.

THE EFFLUENT FROM THE MACHINE CAN BE SAFELY DISPOSED OF INTO THE SEWAGE SYSTEM

The waste effluent is drained into the grey water system and can be pumped directly overboard or treated by the vessel sewage treatment plant. Due to the aerobic digestion process, the BOD5 values in the effluent do not cause additional loading on the Sewage Treatment System. With a 0.9mm filter we can also say there is zero plastic waste (accidently dropped in) passing through the Biodigester into the ocean.

Some of the companies already benefitting from this technology...

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ANYTHING THAT YOU CAN EAT, INCLUDING FRUITS, VEGETABLES, MEAT, FISH, CHEESE, RICE AND NOODLES CAN GO INTO THE LFC BIO-DIGESTER

The machine can digest both raw and cooked foods. The process is totally green because it uses no chemicals, only natural processes.

FRUIT

VEGETABLES

FRUIT WITH STONES REMOVED

NUTS

CRUSTACEON

EGGS AND SHELLS

BREAD

CHEESE

MEAT

FISH AND BONES

CORN

PINEAPPLE HEADS (CUT)

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KEY FEATURES

•Food is decomposed within 24 hours
•Continuous digestion process without emptying
•Discharge from machine is safe to discharge overboard (for more information on Marpol Annex V click here)
•Can be installed in galley or waste room, LFC 25 is smaller than a dishwasher
•Simple and safe operation, machine stops when hatch is opened
•Colour touch screen interface to monitor process
•Weight of waste is continuously monitored and reported

•Displays statistics on usage and waste food digested
•Incorporates comprehensive diagnostics and service schedule
•Connects to the cloud so statistics on usage, diagnostics and service schedules can be monitored remotely
•Air-tight tank provides quiet and odour-free operation
•All stainless steel construction
•Worldwide sales, service and support

ENVIRONMENTAL FEATURES

•Reduces the vessel's carbon footprint by sending zero waste to landfill

•Zero plastic into the ocean

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KEY FEATURES

•Food is decomposed within 24 hours
•Continuous digestion process without emptying
•Discharge from machine is safe to discharge overboard (for more information on Marpol Annex V click here)
•Can be installed in galley or waste room, LFC 25 is smaller than a dishwasher see dimensions of LFC25
•Simple and safe operation, machine stops when hatch is opened
•Colour touch screen interface to monitor process
•Weight of waste is continuously monitored and reported

•Displays statistics on usage and waste food digested
•Incorporates comprehensive diagnostics and service schedule
•Connects to the cloud so statistics on usage, diagnostics and service schedules can be monitored remotely
•Air-tight tank provides quiet and odour-free operation
•All stainless steel construction
•Worldwide sales, service and support

ENVIRONMENTAL FEATURES

•Reduces the vessel's carbon footprint by sending zero waste to landfill

•Zero plastic into the ocean

 
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HOW IT WORKS

The LFC uses a series of processes in which microorganisms break down biodegradable material in the presence of oxygen. The environment of the LFC, with our proprietary mixture of microbes and enzymes (Powerzyme), accelerates the digestion of most food products within 24 hours. The porous, bio-plastic Powerchips, help to break down waste by acting as a medium for the Powerzyme to accelerate the break down of foods. The output is grey water that is environmentally safe. You can discharge this overboard safely.


The LFC is a practical alternative to the traditional disposal of waste food. Anything you can eat (both raw and cooked), including fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, cheese, bread, rice and noodles can go into the LFC. The process is totally green because it uses no chemicals.


As one of Earth's oldest processes, composting is the most effective means of stabilizing and converting biodegradable waste. The waste food is not being chopped; instead it is decomposed to such a degree that it becomes a liquid and can exit the machine only through a fine mesh screen. 

Click HERE to view a simplified overview of the discharge provisions of the revised MARPOL Annex V which entered into force on 1 January 2013, and how the LFC Bio-digester complies with these.

Included in our frequently asked questions is information about BODs, smell, timings and much more. If you have a question of your own, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

 

ABOUT US

Sentini Marine focuses on offering high quality services to the engineering departments of the yachting sector. This includes technical documentation services, planned maintenance and procurement, all carried out with the highest emphasis on customer service and integrity. For more information, see our main website WWW.SENTINIMARINE.COM

Sentini Green is focused on the environment and the protection of our precious ocean. Yachting is known for its consuming nature as it is a luxury item, however, there are ways in which we can make changes in order to protect our seas; the LFC Bio-Digester is one of those ways.

ABOUT POWERKNOT OCEAN

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Power Knot’s mission is to provide hassle-free solutions for onboard food waste. We have years of experience in the marine market, and with rapid growth in this area over the last 18 months, we are truly fortunate to be able to help vessels achieve their sustainability goals, and provide clear analytics to document this. We are also proud that our machines eliminate accidental plastic in the food waste stream from entering the ocean.

 

CONTACT

If you are looking for an onboard food waste solution and would like more information on the LFC Bio-Digester, we would love to hear from you. Contact us on the details below, or fill out the contact form.

info@sentinimarine.com

+44 (0)1484 533312

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