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Meet The Zed Machine

Mission

We create:

  • Opportunities to educate businesses and consumers on how they can contribute to Green Economy initiative with lasting results.
  • Opportunities for municipalities to comply with local and international Green Economy commitments.


Vision

We will be:

  • Reducing landfill stress and curbing GHG impacts, while creating a Circular Economy from municipal waste streams to offset Carbon Tax from Carbon Credit earned.
  • Globally recognized for our eco-friendly approach to Waste Management to address landfill stress and curb sources of GHG emissions.

Why is a solution URGENTLY required?

  • Climate change impacting all stakeholders
  • Curbing GHG impacts
  • Water stress and water footprint
  • Food security and food supply chain
  • Carbon Tax
  • Solutions to landfill stress
  • Creating economic growth in our rural communities
  • EPR initiatives
  • Green Governance to Green Citizenship helping newly launched ESG portfolio

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Background

Food Security and Food Supply Chains are major concerns in many countries. Throughout history, mankind has struggled to preserve food and create food security. Quests for water, healthy and sustainable food supply chains, along with curbing the impact of greenhouse gases (GHG) impact and help creating a circular economy, are ongoing issues many countries, such as that which the Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO) of the United Nations is facing. Food can be reused to help build and or provide to the global food supply chain.

COVID-19 Pandemic has taught the lesson for the importance of our healthy immune system.

User friendly and environmentally efficient, the Zed Machine is designed with safety and operational functionality in mind.  Unlike other machines in the marketplace, the Zed Machine does not require additives such as microbes, enzymes, or fresh water. While operating at safe temperatures, it eliminates pathogens and potential biohazards without the emissions normally associated with this process. Capable of 2 cycles every 24 hours, the Zed Machine series is available in 6 different sizes, suitable for any application.

Features include Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs); an intuitive power saving mode which saves electricity during and after each cycle. Additional safety features include: anti-jamming sensors; single-button Start, Stop, and Discharge functionality; overload sensors; integrated factory-fitted bin filters; and fully automated, eliminating the need for physically lifting heavy bins.

Our Food Dehydration System and Solution 

Below are some case studies and applications using Barley, Grape Skins, and Grape Seed Extract

Spent Barley

Barley that is used to brew beer is normally sent to landfills, only to emit methane gas, or to pig farms, which is time consuming and creates further carbon footprint due to trucking and expensive drilling. But after our dehydration process of “spent barley”, 100% pathogen-free water can be created to address water stress and water footprint issues. Sterile biomass is ideal use for reusing fiber for making “boutique” bread, turning waste into resources that are needed by many to create food security and contribute to the food supply chain.  The beauty of our dehydration process approach is we can create 100% pathogen-free water ideal for cultivation, help create a circular economy, build community engagement, and help with the womens’ empowerment initiative, all while curbing the impact of GHG.

Grape Skins

We all know people who gleefully tout the health benefits of red wine. They’re onto something. Red wine is an excellent a source of antioxidants. Or more precisely, the grapes and their skin are a rich source of antioxidants.

Various studies have shown that grape skin provides excellent protection against oxidative stress by decreasing oxidants and increasing antioxidant levels in plasma.

This understanding of grape skin’s effects is being used to study its benefits relating to LDL cholesterol, skin health, diabetes, breast cancer, prostate cancer, respiratory health, and chronic venous insufficiency.

Supplementation with grape skin has been shown to improve skin elasticity and sebum production. As well, grape skin may have the potential to prevent diabetic complications, inhibit prostate cancer cell growth, and prevent inflammation in the lungs and oxidative damage after exposure to cigarette smoke.

Grape Seed Extract

The extract from grape seeds may help with a type of poor circulation (chronic venous insufficiency) and high cholesterol.Grape seed extract also reduces swelling caused by injury and helps with eye disease related to diabetes. Many people are interested in grape seed extract because it contains antioxidants.

If you’re gluten free, then you’re probably familiar with the many gluten-free flours available today. But have you heard about grape skin flour? We did not know it existed until a few years ago. Although you cannot quite bake with it on its own, we are quite impressed with how grape skin flour can add lovely texture, color, aroma and flavor to recipes.

Mildly sweet in taste and fruity in scent, delicious and nutritious, a White Bean & Grape Skin loaf is made with the goodness of grape skin flour. A bakery loaf made from grape skin flour is unique—this type of boutique bread can be spotted with this ingredient in other gluten-free breads on the market.

What makes grape skin flour so great?

The main appeal is that it’s loaded with a powerful antioxidant (classified as a polyphenol) called resveratrol. Antioxidants are compounds that inhibit or stop oxidation from taking place in your body. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that can produce free radicals (unstable atoms that can damage cells, causing illness and aging), which can in turn lead to reactions that may damage your cells. Antioxidants essentially put an end to these damaging reactions. Like any other antioxidant, resveratrol has been shown to help fight and prevent disease. Resveratrol has garnered a lot of attention in the media over the last several years and has even been manufactured as a supplement.

Grape skin flour is also a source of dietary fiber and iron, as well as bone building minerals like potassium, calcium and magnesium. An added bonus, grape skin flour can even help lengthen a product’s shelf life.

What does resveratrol have to offer?

Studies have suggested resveratrol may support cardiovascular health, help delay aging and the development of several diseases, as well as help reduce inflammation in individuals with Alzheimer’s.

There’s more that this antioxidant can offer. 

Other food streams

It has been proven that food waste is a single major contributor to methane gas emission that is causing Climate Change.

Our dehydration system can dehydrate any food items where we can extract moisture from food items.  Food items include pre-cooked items, e.g. chicken skins, egg shells, fish, meat, fruits and vegetables, as well as post-cooked items and food scraps. 

The process is to extract moisture that is 100% pathogen-free water and 100% sterile biomass is ideal as soil amendments for better healthy cultivation, feeds for fish, animals, poultry, and cricket farming to name a few.

Moisture extracted and biomass is based upon each feed, e.g. when the feed is only avocado. When the moisture extracted is avocado-based, the 100% pathogen-free liquid and sterile biomass will have the nutrients and usages accordingly. The ratio is 80:20 per load.

Why throw away food produce when we can:

  • Dehydrate all organic food from pumpkins to apples to tomatoes
  • Dehydrate for reuse to help create food supply chains
  • Help economic growth
  • Help create jobs for the local workforce


Conclusion

Water is in scarcity in many countries and so the healthy topsoil. Our approach is to convert food waste to 100% pathogen-free water and sterile biomass that is ideal as a soil amendment and feed for fish or poultry that in return helps food security and food supply chains.

Food waste is a major issue as many landfills are running out of space since most landfills were designed 25 plus years ago.  With over capacity and greenhouse gas emission as an issue for climate change, Provectus’ approach helps Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives.

Provectus provides a full “TURNKEY” solution, including training for segregation process of Municipal Solid Waste food streams and full audits of carbon footprint savings.

The need for solutions from WASTE-TO-RESOURCES that help to create circular economy and engage all grassroots stakeholders to create FOOD SUPPLY chains is important to us all. Contact Provectus for a presentation.

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