BCMbio, LLC

BCMbio, LLC

EnviroDEFENSE biological products are specific blends of 100% natural bacteria and enzymes to remediate Hydrocarbons, Fats, Oils, Greases, Organics, Odor and Starches. Each EnviroDEFENSE product is formulated for specific problems found in Wastewater, Grease Traps, Aquaculture Ponds, Sewage and Landfills. With the hundreds of regulations placed on treating discharge water and natural waterways more and more municipalities are turning to environmentally-friendly products like EnviroDEFENSE. The EnviroDEFENSE product line provides a wide range of natural treatments for Hydrocarbons, Wastewater Treatment, Composting, Surface Cleaning, Aquaculture, Lagoons, Large Scale Odor Control, Septic Cleaning & Grease Trap Cleaning & Odor Control.

Company details

15425 Chets Way , Armada , Michigan 48005 USA
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Business Type:
Manufacturer
Industry Type:
Water Treatment
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Year Founded:
1995
Employees:
101-1000
Turnover:
10,000,000 - 100,000,000 €

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We manufacture 100% natural bacteria & enzymes for a variety of markets. Our products range from contract fermentation of pure culture single strain microbes to ready for use finished products.

BCMbio’s EnviroDEFENSE® 100% natural probiotic feed additives contain select strains of bacteria which reduce & control intestinal imbalances in livestock – including swine, dairy and poultry – resulting in healthier, more marketable animals.

BCMbio’s EnviroDEFENSE Agriculture products are select strains that have been chosen for their ability to thrive in the root zone (rhizosphere) of plants where they break down organics quickly so the plant can process those nutrients in a more efficient manner. Resulting in a higher yield and stronger resistance to disease.

BCMbio’s EnviroDEFENSE Wastewater products and Aeration Systems remediate hydrocarbons, fats, oils, greases, organics, odors & starches. EnviroDEFENSE® products offer sustainable solutions for cleaning, and for treating wastewater, ponds, lakes, livestock waste & sewage.

BCMbio™ also offers premium contract manufacturing and private label packaging – for individual bacteria strains & complete finished good products. No matter what your microbial bioaugmentation needs, BCMbio™ has the solution.

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BCMbio™ is a world leader in the formulation and manufacture of sustainable microbial products. We manufacture, blend, formulate and package select strains of 100% natural bacteria.

Agriculture

BCMbio™ EnviroDEFENSE Agriculture products are select strains have been chosen for their ability to thrive in the root zone (rhizosphere) of plants where they break down organics quickly so the plant can process those nutrients in a more efficient manner. Resulting in a higher yield and stronger resistance to disease.

Animal Direct Fed Microbes (DFM)

BCMbio™ EnviroDEFENSE Direct Fed Microbes products reduce and control intestinal imbalances in livestock, including swine, dairy and poultry. Our strains of direct fed microbials (DFM’s) ensure a better feed conversation rate, resulting in healthier, more marketable animals over a shorter period of time.

Wastewater

BCMbio™ manufactures blends of 100% natural bacteria and enzymes that remediate hydrocarbons, fats, oils, greases, organics, odors and starches. Our EnviroDEFENSE® products are formulated for specific problems found in wastewater, ponds, lakes, livestock waste, sewage, and industrial & household cleaning.

Contract Manufacturing and Private Label

BCMbio™ offers premium contract manufacturing – as well as private label packaging – from contract fermentation to finished good products.  Our ability to deliver top to bottom product outsourcing saves you time and money and allows you to be more efficient in taking products to market.

Over the past twenty years, sustainability has become more than a fad or buzz word. Research shows that sustainability has substantial benefits when properly integrated into business operations. Five major advantages of operating sustainably are:

1. Enhanced brand image and marketing advantageSurveying over 53,000 consumers in the united states, the Natural Marketing Institute discovered that 58 percent of people surveyed consider a company’s impact on the environment when considering where they purchase goods and services and are more likely to source from companies that incorporate sustainable practices. This translates into almost 70 million Americans who are likely to buy from companies that show a track record in personal, social, and environmental values. The Cause Marketing Forum reports that consumers also prefer companies that actively support their communities: businesses do well by doing good.

The improvement of brand awareness through “doing good” is becoming one of the pillars of advertising campaigns looking at Colgate’s public awareness ads during Super Bowl promoting water conservation. We can survive without electricity or many man-made products we use every day. We cannot exist without water, especially clean drinkable water.  Conserving resources not only improves brand awareness, but also resonates at a deeper level to personnel, their families, and community.

2. Increase productivity and reduce costs. Critics of sustainability claim that sustainable business practices impact corporate profit. Implementing sustainable business practices lends itself to an efficient and cost-effective operation that will conserve resources and reduce the negative impact on the ecosystem that can result from harsh and expensive chemicals. 

3. Increase business ability to comply with regulation. With all the discussion regarding climate change, declining resources, and negative impact on the environmental, it’s no surprise that state and federal government agencies are enacting regulations to protect our planet. Implementing sustainability into your organization will position it to meet these new more stringent regulations in a timely and cost-effective manner.

4. Attract better people and investors. People want to be associated with the positive.  They do not want to be linked to companies that contribute to ecological degradation and negative social welfare practices. Show your stakeholders respect for the environment and community and you will attract the quality of people whom you want to work with and the capital your organization needs to thrive.

5. Reduce waste. This is the most obvious and simplest reason to practice sustainability. Starting in the 1990s with offices utilizing separate waste containers for recycling, the effort has grown to encompass waste mitigation in paper (conserving natural resources), using natural solutions in place of harsh chemicals, value add value engineered products (redesigning processes that utilize less raw materials/waste less in the production process), to changing out incandescent lights for LED lights (significantly low energy consumption and an average life expectancy of 50X longer than a conventional incandescent bulb).

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How Our Technology Works
In many areas of the world, discharge of untreated (or poorly treated) sewage effluent into estuaries, streams and marine waters has caused a continuing concern to environmentalists, health officials and residents. Sources of such discharge include farm and urban runoff, marine vessels and industrial process effluent. This untreated sewage also burdens the already stressed municipal waste systems.

Governmental agencies, on local, national and international levels, have established guidelines and regulations governing the discharge of wastes. As a result of these regulations, there is an urgent need for reliable and efficient treatment of wastewater. The use of microbial products is a safe, easy and practical method for wastewater treatment.

Microbial products improve water quality by increasing the biological diversity and/or activity in a wastewater system. Special microbial cultures are generated for specific applications through laboratory techniques including classic and innovative methods of selection, acclimation and production. The select bacteria produce enzymes to break down organic material into water soluble nutrients .The bacteria then digest the released nutrients, multiply and produce more enzymes to continue cleaning the entire system. A large biological mass develops which has the capacity to digest large amounts of organic waste. The digestion process of the microorganisms ultimately results in the production of harmless carbon dioxide and water.

The type of enzyme produced by the bacteria is specific to the organic waste that it will digest. For example, Protease enzymes digest proteins; Amylase enzymes digest starches; Lipase enzymes break down fats, oils and grease; and Cellulase enzymes digest paper and cellulosic fibers. Since the bacteria and enzymes work together in the digestion process, the selected blend of the two is very important. The enzymes jump-start the digestion, while the chosen strains of bacteria produce more of the specific enzymes necessary to digest the particular type of organic waste in the system.

Herbicide and pesticide residues, machine oils, petrochemicals, disinfectants, precursors for manufacturing processes, dyes, and chemical feed stocks all contribute to possible problems encountered in treatment of industrial wastes. These wastewater influents often contain unusually high concentrations of synthetic, organic, and/or hydrocarbonaceous wastes. Institutional, restaurant and hotel wastewaters can contain a high concentration of animal and vegetable fats and grease. This grease can accumulate in tanks and lines causing hydraulic problems. Resultant resistance and decreased flow can cause mechanical failure, displeasing odors, and excessive power use.

Microbial products will break down much of the polluting influent to the waste system. They will digest toilet paper obstructing a household drain line, grease clogging a restaurant grease trap, oil spilled on the ground from an automotive repair shop and organic build-up in aquaculture ponds. They will also compost garden and other organic waste and eliminate odors in municipal waste sites and garbage storage areas.

The concept of seeding an organic system with microorganisms having specific characteristics is well established for areas of industrial fermentation. These areas include industrial processes for the manufacture of antibiotics, cheese (both aged and cottage type), yogurt, wine, beer and even pesticides. Bioaugmentation is the process of inoculating specific micro flora into a given environment to enhance certain biochemical processes or to elicit desirable changes in that environment.

Bioaugmentation of wastewaters usually involves a specific microbial product added at levels ranging from 2.0 to 8.0 parts per million (mg/l) times influent volume. The dosage depends upon the type of waste to be treated, environmental parameters, hydraulic detention time and design of the system. The environmental parameters, or factors affecting the performance of the microbes, are essential to the success of the product. The environmental parameters of the system include pH, temperature, dissolved oxygen (DO), biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), chemical oxygen demand (COD), total suspended solids (TSS), carbon, nitrogen, phosphorous ratio (C:N:P) and detention time. The microbes need neutral pH, warm temperature, plenty of oxygen, appropriate nutrients, and time to degrade the organics.

Before using microbial products, it is imperative that several logical steps are taken. First, have a reputable wastewater analysis laboratory perform a comprehensive survey of the composition of the waste. Second, identify possible trouble components of the wastewater. This step includes monitoring the environmental parameters. Third, determine the overall flow pattern complete with relative concentration of these pollutants. Fourth, perform a study on composite samples of the waste utilizing suitable respirometry techniques to determine the treatability. Finally, speak with microbial product distributors or manufacturers to determine which product will best work in that particular system.

Bioaugmentation can be used to help minimize the problems, which may occur in certain waste treatment situations as outlined above. Research has shown that the continual addition of seeding microorganisms into a biological waste treatment system can have an appreciable effect upon the type and number of micro flora in the system. The micro flora within a given treatment system is constantly undergoing changes in both numbers and types of microorganisms represented in the population. These changes are affected by environmental influences such as temperature; sources of carbonaceous or nitrogenous waste type and concentration; heavy metal concentration and other toxic substances; dissolved oxygen levels; and many other influences. These changes may not result in the selection of a population of microorganisms that are the most effective in degrading the type of wastes introduced into the treatment system on an intermittent basis. In this regard, bioaugmentation may help in supplying organisms effective in their catabolic character and capabilities, thus resulting in better overall treatment for a great variety of wastes.

Given a sufficient length of hydraulic detention time and proper conditions for oxidation of the waste, bioaugmentation can be used as another tool to increase the efficiency and reliability of wastewater treatment. The numerous applications for microbial products include municipal and industrial wastewater treatment, aquaculture, remediation of hydrocarbons, composting and odor control. Microbial products will maintain the wastewater treatment system by breaking down the organic material and keeping the system flowing properly. These products are environmentally sound and totally biodegradable and benefit both the user and the environment by improving water quality and effluent.

EnviroDEFENSE WasteWater Complete
Digest Organic Waste in Municipal & Industrial Waste Water Treatment

EnviroDEFENSE FOG (Fats, Oils & Grease) Degrader
Cleans & Deodorizes Restaurant Grease Traps & Drainage Systems

EnviroDEFENSE Grease-N-Drain 10X
Bacteria & Enzymes Designed For Drain, Trap & Septic Applications

EnviroDEFENSE Pulp & Paper
Digest Starch Waste in Box Currugator Plants

EnviroDEFENSE Hydro Carbon
Bacteria & Enzyme Formula For Removal Of Hydrocarbons In Water & On Surfaces

EnviroDEFENSE PurPond Aquaculture Products
Natural Bacteria & Enzymes For Treatment Of Sludge, Odor & Water Clarity

EnviroDEFENSE SurfacePro 10X
Natural Bacteria & Enzymes For Outdoor & Indoor Surface Cleaning

EnviroDEFENSE LagoonClear Tablets
Natural Bacteria & Enzymes Tablets To Remove Sludge From Retention Pond Bottoms

Custom Formulating & Private Labeling Is Available For All Items

We don’t offer hundreds of different products for hundreds of different problems. EnviroDEFENSE® waste treatment products offer specific, environmentally safe solutions to clean aquatic environments of every kind.  If your system has water and retention time and you want or are regulated to use environmentally friendly products, then we have a product for your application.

Algae, Sludge & Odor Applications
High Density Aquaculture Ponds, Feed Lots, City Dumps, Livestock Drainage Pits, Holding Tanks, Dumping Stations, Wastewater Treatment Plants, City Sewers, Water Features, Display Ponds, Golf Course Ponds, Retention Ponds, Koi Ponds, Residential Ponds & Even In The JAWS Pond At Universal Studios.

Wastewater Applications
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facilities, Dairy Farms, Hog Farms, Feed Lots, Chicken Houses, Waste Lagoons & Retention Ponds.

Grease & Fat Applications
Restaurant Grease Traps, Septic Tanks & Waste Lagoons.

Starch Applications
Pulp, Plants, Paper, Denim, Corrugated Box Plants & Hard To Digest Long Chain Starches.

Composting Applications
City Dumps, Industrial Compost Heaps, Garden Composting, Organic Waste Bins.

Surface Cleaning Applications
Industrial Flooring, Garage Floors, Food Preparation Surfaces, Countertops, Tile Floors, Decks, Drive Ways & Heavily Stained Surfaces.

Oil & Hydrocarbon Applications
Oil Spills, Residential Oil Spots (Driveways), Drilling Seepage & Dump Stations.