Technical Information

With over 40 registered and applied patents, Gaia systems accelerate the reduction process based on drying, sterilizing and grinding mixed food scraps and organic waste. During Gaia’s eight to eleven hours processing cycle, food waste weight and volume are reduced by up to 90 percent. Gaia’s advanced built-in sensors and control systems automate the recycling process, providing robust operations and a hassle-free user experience. No microorganisms, enzymes, fresh water or other additives are required.

GAIA vs. Competitor

DescriptionGaiaRecycleCompetitor
Continuous feedYesNo
Processes all types of food wasteYesNo 1
Able to handle high liquid products (100% soup)YesNo
Processes paper & plastic packagingYesNo
Short processing time (approximately 9 hours)YesNo 2
Modular units with up to 2.2 tons capacityYesNo 3
Anti-Jamming motor systemYesNo
Plant level systems for centralized processingYesNo
Steam powered unitsYesNo
Gas powered unitsYesNo
No microorganisms, enzymes, water or other additives requiredYesYes

Note 1: Pulping equipment is typically added to process more food waste types
Note 2: 24 hours processing time
Note 3: Modular units up to 500 kg processing capacity

Wet vs. Dry

 WET
DRY
Cycle time
Up to 24 hours
6 to 10 hours
Biomix/enzymes
YesNo
Water
Yes
No
Add waste during cycle
No (start cycle over)
Yes
Effluent Acceptable?
Possibly
Not applicable
Residual energy
No
Yes (steam for heating)
Single phase power
Yes
No
Compostable product
No
Yes
Difficulty processing
foods (high water content; sometimes fish, meat, etc.)
Yes
No
Packaging acceptableNo
Yes
Odour presentPossibly
No

CSA Approved

The GAIA Food Processing Unit has been CSA approved.