Biowaste is valuable raw material for renewable energy, not useless waste

With BER’s innovative biowaste recycling system collecting, recycling and further processing of biowaste is easier than ever. Our company name “BER” comes from words “bioenergy recycling” – the name endorses our intention to highlight that biowaste isn’t useless waste, but valuable raw material for renewable energy.

How does the BER™ system work?

In BER™ system biowaste goes along its own pipe from the kitchen’s garbage disposal to a closed biowaste tank (BER™ tank). The tank is emptied by a suction vehicle and transported to further processing. When biowaste is put in the garbage disposal, water is added at the same time to make biomass run easier along the pipe to BER™ tank. Any excess water is unnecessary to store or transport, so the clarified water from the BER™ tank is discharged into the sewer system.

Thanks to our system there’s no need to collect the biowaste separately, but it can be placed directly into the garbage disposal. The garbage disposal is placed directly under a separate kitchen sink for not causing any visual or odor problems. All normal biowaste accumulated at homes or institutional kitchens, such as food leftovers, fruit and vegetable peels and even small bones, can be placed in the garbage disposal.

Recycling biowaste as
an easy part of everyday life

BER™ system makes biowaste recycling easier and more hygienic than the current recycling model. The BER™ system being installed in residential areas increases the value of housing and the comfort of the area. Thanks to a common recycling system, biowaste containers are eliminated from the residential waste points, thus also eliminating the problems of animals visiting the biowaste bins. The BER™ system is a concrete solution to ease recycling of biowaste.

Current biowaste recycling MODELBER™ system
Carrying the biowaste bag from the kitchen to a waste bin is
challenging and unhygienic
No need to take biowaste out of the kitchen
Odor problemsOdor problems minimized
The biowaste bin attracts birds, bugs and small rodentsThe closed and ventilated BER™ tank doesn’t attract animals
Risk of freezingNo risk of freezing
Transferring and emptying the biowaste bin is heavy and
Convenient biowaste handling
Possible leaking and breaking of biowaste bins and lift bagsNo need for biowaste bins
Biowaste bags clog waste recycling equipment
and decompose slowly
No need for biowaste bags

From biowaste to renewable energy – a solution for sustainable development

Every year millions of kilos of biowaste are thrown into mixed waste. More biowaste ends up in mixed waste than in recycling and burning it among mixed waste causes unnecessary emissions. The BER™ system makes recycling of biowaste easy and it enables to process the biowaste into environmentally friendly biogas, which is a better alternative compared with fossil fuels.

Innovative BER™ system
is developed
in Finland

The BER™ system is the result of several years of planning and product development in Finland. During the development various professionals in the field of circular economy and construction have been consulted and the system has been tested to work. All parts and materials used in the BER™ system are CE marked or type approved.

BER Oy has been granted a patent for the biowaste recycling system (FI128183B). As a result of further development the innovative BER™ tank and BER™ system have been designed for which Finnish and international patents have been filed for (FI2022/050407, WO2022/263717). Tanks are manufactured according to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certificates.

In BER Oy we want to change the way of recycling by providing a better solution for the current biowaste recycling model. Our goal is that the BER™ system will be a part of everyday life, both in new and renovated buildings, in areas where biogas plants or other processing plants exist nearby.