ORDER: PROTAPOD 4 FT BIOCONVERSION UNIT

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FEATURES & BENEFITS
  • Pair of patented angled 30˚ migration ramps allow for natural migration and auto-separation of mature grubs
  • Exit chute at the top of ramps enables grubs to auto-collect into any receptacle for simple and fast harvesting
  • Top grub barrier lip helps minimize escapees and provides additional egg laying spots for females
  • Durable, heavy duty construction ensures long life span and multi-year use
  • Open style system maximizes air flow maintaining aerobic conditions throughout
  • Light color keeps unit cool - polyethylene resin is nontoxic and chemically inert
  • Enormous capacity allows volume processing of food waste
  • Ridged, channelized bottom prevents pooling of liquids, and permits passive drainage of effluent into ground below
  • Central drainage port allows for customized, DIY drainage systems for use indoors or on impermeable surfaces
  • Stacks up to 12 on a pallet for compact shipping and storage
  • Consumes approx. 20-25 lbs of food scraps per day
  • Feeds up to 30 adult chickens 1/3 of their daily dietary food intake
  • Physical volume of approx. 139 gallons
  • Manufactured and shipped from North Carolina
  • Lifetime warranty - Made in the USA
  • Comes with a 30+ page e-manual (last revised Feb 2017)
  • Setup and operational support conference call included
  • To inquire about cost and availability, please contact us at info@TheBioPod.com














   PROTAPOD™ CLASSIC (2008-10)
   4 Foot Commercial Bioconversion System


This older style is no longer available


FEATURES

  • Faux stone appearance blends in naturally with most settings
  • Pair of angled 30˚ migration ramps allow for natural migration and auto-separation of mature grubs
  • Exit chute at the top of ramps enables grubs to auto-collect into any receptacle for simple and fast harvesting
  • Durable, heavy duty construction ensures long life span and multi-year use
  • Open style system maximizes air flow maintaining aerobic conditions throughout
  • Powder-coated metal base stand (coating not pictured) provides elevated, convenient placement on most surfaces
  • Enormous capacity allows volume processing of waste
  • Ridged, channelized bottom prevents pooling of liquids, and permits passive drainage of effluent into sealed liquid collection system
  • Passive drainage of liquids is diverted into 1 of 3 clear liquid collection receptacles
  • Metal Base Stand (made from 201 stainless steel) resists elements and supports entire weight of full pod, and allows for the easy collection of compost tea and access to filters
PRODUCT IMAGE

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  ProtaPod™ & Stand: Elevates unit to allow for easy access to liquid effluent and filters


BENEFITS

MUNICIPAL RECYCLING SERVICES. 

Divert AND recycle all residential, commercial and institutional food scraps from the municipal solid waste stream BEFORE trash collection
  • Mitigate germs and odors associated with garbage receptacles
  • Remaining recyclables in waste stream have lower levels of contaminants due to separation of organics, thus improving overall diversion
  • Keeps critters out of backyard compost bins by removal of kitchen waste
  • Eliminates the need for insinkerators while decreasing the quantity of organic biosolids that must be processed at water treatment facilities
  • Reduces anaerobic decay in landfills, the primary source of anthropogenic methane, a greenhouse gas 20+ times more potent than CO2
  • Saves energy and lowers the carbon footprint by decentralizing waste pickup
DOMESTICATED ANIMAL FACILITIES. 

Significant reduction of fresh manure and carcasses in both volume and weight at commercial livestock operations
  • Recapture valuable proteins & lipids as renderable, self-separating biomass
  • Low cost production of sustainable aquaculture / aquaponic feed without depletion of pelagic ocean fisheries
  • Nutritional food for most varieties of domesticated poultry
  • Enhances backyard habitat for insect-loving migratory song birds using specialty feeder
  • A live, high quality supplemental food rich in calcium that is ideal for herps and ornamental fish
  • Live grubs may be supplied to regional bait shops for resale to anglers
  • Friable compost high in cellulose easily transformed by vermiculture into lucrative worm castings or utilized raw as a value-added soil amendment
SPECIFICATIONS
  • 44" top and 34" bottom diameters
  • overall body height of 26.4"
  • empty unit weighs 25.1 lbs (with stand = 36.6 lbs)
  • Digestion Rate = 9.5 kg or 21 lbs / day (based on 1/2 full unit)
  • functional capacity of 4 times the 2 Ft Residential BioPod
  • 15-20% bioconversion rate of food scraps into grubs
  • 8 years of product testing
  • made responsibly in Vietnam
  • durable, roto-molded medium density polyethylene
  • infused faux stone appearance
  • advanced liquid drainage system
  • rigid structural integrity
  • Outside diameter (OD) of external chute is 4.1 cm or 1 9/16 in
  • metal stand is 11.5 lbs (5.2 kg) with square dimensions of 780 mm x 780 mm
  • stand height is 13 3/4" (315 mm leg length)
  • Unit *must* be sheltered from direct sunlight and precipitation
APPLICATIONS:  HIGH VOLUME WASTE DIVERSION

Food Waste Management for Sanctioned Events
1. Concerts
2. Zero Waste Shows
3. Festivals
4. Ecological Symposiums
5. Farmers Markets
6. Conventions / Expositions


Waste Management for Municipalities & Governments
1. Road Kill Disposal
2. Animal Clinics and Shelters
3. Pet Waste Management
4. Food Scrap Diversion Studies
5. Residential Subsidy Programs (2 Foot Units)
6. Food Waste Reduction Programs


Waste Management for Facilities with Cafeterias
1. Campgrounds
2. Retreats
3. Bed & Breakfast
4. Correctional Institutions
5. Schools
6. Daycare
7. Corporate Centers
8. Cooperatives
9. Museums


Additional Food Waste Applications
1. Food Processing Plants
2. Grocery & Health Food Stores
3. CSA / Small Farms
4. Community Associations
5. Condo / Apartment Complexes


Additional Waste Stream Uses
1. Veterinarians
2. Animal Rehab Centers
3. Wildlife Shelters
4. Slaughter Houses


Manure Management
1. Poultry Farms
2. Hog Rearing Facilities
3. Cattle Operations
4. Zoos / Captive Breeding Facilities
5. Other Domesticated Animals


Educational Opportunities
1. K-8 Curricula
2. School Vegetable Gardens
3. High School Science Programs
4. University Research Studies


Applications in the Developing World
1. Improvement of sanitary conditions
2. Odor control for putrescent waste
3. Vector mitigation / filth fly abatement
4. Alternate waste disposal methodology
5. Source separation of waste streams
6. Enhances recycling potential
7. Complements centralized collection

FINISHED END-PRODUCT USES

Pupae / Prepupae / Mature Grubs
1. Fish, Poultry, Crawfish, Bullfrog - Direct Food
2. Conversion into Constituents via Rendering
3. Bio-Diesel from lipids
4. Pet Industry - Live or Dried Foods
5. Live Bait for angler community
6. Bird Feeders / Wildlife Food
7. Chitin and Chitosan source


Juveniles / Mixed Instars
1. Fish food
2. Pet food
3. Starter Colonies


Liquid Effluent / Tea
1. Bio-attractant for BSF  adult females
2. Repellent for Filth Flies
3. Combination with Zeolite
4. Dilution into a Liquid Fertilizer


Compost / Black Friable Residue
1. Component of Soil Amendment
2. Vermiculture - Transformation into Worm Castings