UK Waste Tech selected by NASA backed sustainability initiative
MUCKBUSTER technology developed by Southampton, UK based biowaste to energy specialist, SEaB Energy has been selected as one of nine ‘game changing’ innovations that have the potential to transform the current waste management systems and practices by NASA backed sustainability initiative, LAUNCH: Beyond Waste.
Beyond Waste is part of an initiative to identify, showcase and support innovative approaches to sustainability challenges through a series of forums. It is the fourth forum in the series being run by LAUNCH – a global initiative to identify and support the innovative work poised to contribute to a sustainable future backed by NASA, USAID, Department of State, and NIKE.
As part of the Beyond Waste initiative LAUNCH invited proposals for innovative design for zero waste solutions, waste elimination, waste transformation, and waste mitigation technologies, as well as waste reduction-focused education, business, and financial strategies that have the potential to reduce and/or eliminate waste at a household, community, office building, campus, or industrial level.
LAUNCH said that the finalists were chosen for their “groundbreaking technologies and programs” that address a “broad range of waste issues”, including waste to energy, e-waste, upcycling and recycling, agricultural waste and conservation, medical waste, sustainable chemicals and materials, and improved sanitation.
SEaB’s MUCKBUSTER is a self-contained anaerobic digester, designed to process animal manure, organic or septic waste.
“MUCKBUSTER has a wide appeal in both the developed and developing world, as well as for specific vertical markets, such as disaster recovery and military applications,” explained Sandra Sassow CEO, SEaB Energy.
According to Sassow SEaB plans to deploy units globally using local partners and a localised supply chain.