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Food Cycle Science is helping Canadians recycle towards a greener future

Recipient: Food Cycle Science
Region: Cornwall
Total funding allocated: $225,000

FoodCycle Science’s FoodCycler offers an at-home approach to food waste recycling – reducing the lengthy time of a traditional composter and diverting food waste from landfills.
Food Cycle Science’s FoodCycler offers an at-home approach to food waste recycling – reducing the lengthy time of a traditional composter and diverting food waste from landfills.

The global demand for clean technology continues to grow, and Canada is one of the many countries leading the way to a greener future. Driven by a dynamic, diverse and talented workforce, innovative solutions are transitioning Canadians towards a low-carbon, low-pollution and resource efficient economy. The Government of Canada is supporting that transition by investing over $2.3 billion to boost the growth of Canada’s clean technology space - the largest public investment ever committed to this field in Canada.  

Across southern Ontario, innovators are developing environmentally responsible technology. One notable company taking action in the clean tech community is Cornwall-based Food Cycle Science, whose in-home food waste recycler provides an eco-friendly solution to divert food waste from landfills.

Similar to a composter, the FoodCycler is a state-of-the-art food waste recycler that processes kitchen waste and food scraps into fertilizer for lawns, plants and gardens in hours instead of months. This compact unit takes less electricity than a desktop computer, and offers an odourless, easy-to-use alternative to traditional composters. With an investment of $225,000 from FedDev Ontario, Food Cycle Science is working to further commercialize the FoodCycler.

Food Cycle Science’s technology for reducing and reusing waste could not come at a better time, as the average Canadian household currently produces nearly 475 lbs of food waste per year.

“Less than 5 percent of food waste in North America is currently being recycled. With our technology, we are able to effectively divert 100 percent of a household’s food waste without generating any methane gas emissions in the process. The residual that is created is a nutrient rich soil amendment that you can then take and put back into the earth,” says Bradley Crepeau, Food Cycle Science CEO.

Food Cycle Science is the result of two visionary entrepreneurs who decided to introduce green technology to the growing problem of methane emissions caused by the abundance of food waste going to landfills.

As the world increasingly seeks out more sustainable and renewable sources of energy, and new clean technologies, Canadian companies are stepping up to the challenge. With its environmentally responsible technology, Food Cycle Science is diverting food waste from landfills and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, contributing to a healthier environment for Canadians now and in the future.

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We have expanded our team internally to now have 10 full time employees working tirelessly on further product development initiatives and a strong international market expansion strategy. Without the support from FedDev Ontario and the angel network, we would not have been able to get to where we are today.
Bradley Crepeau, Food Cycle Science CEO
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