Aerobic enzymatic breakdown of food waste

About Us - Our food digester

Our innovative approach focuses on addressing multiple environmental issues related to food waste disposal. We use an advanced aerobic enzymatic breakdown process to break down food waste into its smallest components, including fats that are converted into fatty acids and glycerol. 

This has direct implications for the following problems:
– CO2 emissions from garbage trucks: Traditional food waste disposal requires frequent collection by garbage trucks, which generates significant CO2 emissions. Our method eliminates the need for these polluting vehicles.
– Methane emissions from landfills: Food waste in landfills produces significant amounts of methane, a very potent greenhouse gas. Our technology reduces the amount of food waste ending up in landfills, which significantly reduces methane emissions.
– Dirty, smelly and vermin-attracting containers: Traditional green containers used to store food waste are often sources of odor nuisance and attract vermin. We offer a hygienic and more environmentally friendly alternative solution.

The BMD Team

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Prototype machine BMD Composting machine - liquid food waste digester. Bio Materials digester.

Dutch product coming soon

What we do

Our BMD machines perform food waste processing on site, eliminating the need for garbage trucks and smelly containers. Here’s how the process works:
– On-site waste processing: Our machines break down food waste on site, eliminating the need to transport it.
– Discharge to water treatment plants: The processed food waste is led to water treatment plants in a hygienic and environmentally friendly manner via the existing sewer network.
– Biogas production: The 100% organic waste that comes from our machines is used by bacteria in water treatment plants to produce biogas.

Why is this a better approach?
– Environmentally friendly: Our method uses existing infrastructure, such as sewerage and water treatment plants, and promotes the production of renewable energy in the form of biogas. Food waste no longer ends up in landfill where the greenhouse gas methane is created.

– Efficient: By breaking down food waste on site, we avoid unnecessary transport with garbage trucks and the resulting CO2 emissions. Employees also spend less time processing food waste in a BMD machine.

– Circular solution: The biogas produced is a valuable product that can be used for energy generation, creating a circular approach to food waste management.

This innovative process offers a win-win-win situation for the environment, companies and society as a whole. It reduces pollution, minimizes transport costs and contributes to sustainable energy production.

The history of our food digester.

Since 2017, the owners of Bio Materials Digester B.V. have been actively working to address the issue of fossil plastic in single-use packaging. To achieve this, they established GS-Green Packaging B.V. This company assists other businesses looking to transition from fossil-based packaging to alternatives such as PLA, PHA, hemp, bagasse, and other sustainable materials.

The advantage of plant-based materials is that they generally have a lower CO2 footprint, require less energy for production, and offer more environmentally-friendly end-of-life options. While fossil plastics primarily focus on recycling, plant-based packaging offers a wider range of safe disposal methods, including industrial composting, toxin-free incineration, and recycling.

Numerous products made from plant-based materials, such as bottles, films, and food packaging, are already available in the market. Many of the businesses seeking help from GS-Green Packaging were involved in food preparation, including restaurants, catering services, and food processing companies. They all aimed to work more sustainably and reduce their carbon footprint.

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One common issue observed at these locations was not only the problem of fossil plastic but also food waste. Concerns like odors, pests, inconvenience, and high costs posed challenges without apparent solutions.

Upon a closer examination of the food waste problem, it became evident that the current food waste management system is outdated and environmentally burdensome. Food waste is a significant contributor to methane emissions worldwide, and maintaining the current food waste processing system consumes substantial resources. Consider that approximately 70% of food waste consists of water. This means that every garbage truck collecting food waste is filled to 70% with water, resulting in a wastage of capacity and resources for collecting solid food waste.

These observations prompted the idea that things could be done differently. The current system is no longer suitable for our times. The question arose: How can we effectively integrate food waste into the circular economy in a simple manner using existing systems? This question led to the creation of Bio Materials Digester B.V.

Why not develop a machine that breaks down food waste on-site, utilizes the water within food waste as a means of transport, and transforms 100% organic waste into biogas through the sewage system? This approach is exceptionally circular.

Our food digester

We understand the importance of having enough food waste capacity, especially during busy periods like holidays. Providing the right sized BMD machine is essential to offering reliability even during the busiest times of the year. It’s important to note that different types of food waste decompose at varying rates. Foods like dense-fiber vegetables and chicken bones require more time for breakdown. To better serve your unique needs, we require insights into your daily waste generation volume and types, particularly during peak periods.

We categorize our food digester in 3 different sections. Our small food digester, medium and large section. Click the section that you want to know more about, and we guide you to this part of our website. Let’s solve the problem of food waste with the right food digester for your company.

Prototype machine BMD Composting machine - liquid food waste digester. Bio Materials digester.

Small size

Dutch product coming soon

These machines have a daily food waste processing capacity of 80 to 400 liters. 

Prototype machine BMD Composting machine - liquid food waste digester. Bio Materials digester.

Medium size

Dutch product coming soon

These machines have a daily food waste processing capacity of 800 to 1600 liters. 

Prototype machine BMD Composting machine - liquid food waste digester. Bio Materials digester.

Large size

Dutch product coming soon

These machines have a daily food waste processing capacity of 4000  to 16000 liters. 

BMD+ our food digester for the future

For food waste - Bio-plastic and compostable packaging

The idea of using the BMD food digester to break down plant-based packaging is fascinating. This would be a significant step in converting more usable waste into valuable resources, such as bio-gas, while simultaneously processing the food waste associated with these packaging materials in the BMD machine. However, the execution of this idea presents some challenges, primarily due to the diversity of plant-based materials used for food packaging.

To achieve this goal, thorough research into the composition and properties of various plant-based materials is necessary. Additionally, we must find suitable enzymes to efficiently break down these materials. This is a time-consuming process that requires experiments and adjustments to the BMD machine.

compostable coffee cups
banana leaves plates
compostable products
bamboo plates

Our food digester partners

Single Use Solutions

A USA based manufacturer of 100% plant-based bottles and caps. The only USDA Bio Preferred approved water bottle in the world.

GS-Green Packaging

A Dutch company specializing in support and consultancy for companies that want to step away from fossil plastic.

Custom Enzymes is our reseller for the country of Australia. They are an industry-leading supplier of enzymatic formulations. 

Oakland Lease UK

Oakland lease UK is our partner for own to lease in Europe. They can provide service in 28 different European countries and the USA.

Dimension Funding

Dimension Funding has partnered with BMD to make it more affordable to purchase Bio Materials Digesters in the USA.



Methane (CH4) is a potent greenhouse gas that plays a significant role in global warming. It is the second most important greenhouse gas after carbon dioxide (CO2) in terms of its impact on climate change. 

 Here are some of the benefits of using a liquid food waste digester compared to a curbside collection system.

The different building blocks that come out of food waste when digested by enzymes are simple sugars, amino acids, and fatty acids.

Become a consultant for our food digester

Are you interested in becoming a consultant for our brand? Let’s get in touch and see if there is a match.

UPDATE: We have decided to put a hold on new resellers until Q2 2024.

Bio Materials Digester (BMD) recently made a bold decision: We temporarily halt new reseller recruitment. Why? Because we are working on groundbreaking new composting machine design. These machines are set to redefine waste management, being more efficient, eco-friendly, and cost-effective.

But BMD’s vision doesn’t stop there. we’re planning to offer our resellers not just machines, but a complete package. This includes intensive training, marketing support, and access to a range of additional products and services. The goal? To create a strong network of resellers who can offer comprehensive waste management solutions.