Help IRC Turn Food-Waste to Fuel!

$1,045 of $125,000 goal

Raised by 19 people in 8 months

Hi! I'm Mark Berkley, founder and owner of Innovative Regeneration Colorado.  I'm a  farmer in Routt County, Colorado with some pretty inventive ways of doing things - creative thinking is how I'd describe it... My business partner, Alex King, and I are on a mission to turn food-waste into fuel and energy...But we need your help!

Through this campaign we're aiming to hit the ground running to divert and convert commercial and residential food-waste within our county. In order to begin the process, we need to raise $125,000 to purchase a HORSE AD 25 (High-solids Organic-waste Recycling System with Electrical Output). This is a professionally designed machine that harnesses the naturally occurring process of decomposition (anaerobic digestion). Food waste is put into the system, and stored in a chamber completely devoid of oxygen. As the food breaks down, it produces methane gas, which is captured, and used to create electric power (through a natural gas generator). Once the food is fully processed, it exits the system and can be used as a highly potent fertilizer. Check out more about this system at: http://impactbioenergy.com/horse-ad25/

We need our community's support to raise $125,000 to cover purchase and start-up expenses. Once this machine is fully operational, it can handle over 135 lbs of food and organic waste daily. Furthermore, it is fully insulated so we can operate it year round. This will enable our community to immediately divert a significant amount of food waste from the land fill, and give everyone access to a sustainable and organic fertilizer. We're changing a paradigm in waste and energy and you can be part of the solution!

Besides the satisfaction in knowing that there will be:

- less garbage trucks going to the land fill
- less methane being produced in the landfill
- possibly more savings on garbage bills, and
- feeling good for taking steps to protect the environment

We want to give ALL GoFundMe donors a special token of our gratitude right off the bat!

$20 donors =  a 20% off coupon for one bag of fertilizer
$50 donors =  a T-shirt or bag with our logo and coupon 
$100 donors = a T-shirt and coupon for FREE bag of fertilizer
$150 donors = all the above and 8 oz mixed blend of greens from my sister company, Innovative Ag Colorado (offer for greens only applies to local Routt County donors, sorry...)
$200 donors = all the above and 4 oz of oyster mushrooms from IAC  (offer for mushrooms and greens only applies to local Routt County donors, sorry)
$500 donors = all the above and your (or your company's) name on the back of our IRC T-shirts
$1,500 donors = all the above and your (or your company's) name as a sponsor above our Black Soldier Fly or Earth Worm Module
$2,500 donors = all the above and your (or your company's) name as a sponsor above our BioDigestor

All the money donated to this campaign will go to the start-up operation of Innovative Regeneration Colorado. With your help, we'll be in full operation as early as January 2019. We'll keep all donors updated about our progress, share building and regeneration stories, and tell you about our own volunteer experiences.   Please visit this page often, and share with your friends!


For more information about our vision, please visit our website.
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Raised by 19 people in 8 months
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