Biomass

BIOMASS AND OUR COMMITMENT TO ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS

Farinchi Environmental Solutions (F.E.S.) is developing a pilot program that involves the collection of organic waste for the transformation to clean biomass for the subsequent production of biofuels, biochar, and other integrated innovation solutions. The business model comprises an integration of a network of providers of prime material of organic-rich waste and the best cutting-edge technology in the market from around the world.

We seek to fall in line with and work closely to align our multiple projects with the main achievements of the Second Debt-for-Nature Swap between Costa Rica and the United States (based on the U.S. Tropical Forest Conservation Act and so known as “TFCA II”) during 2019. The Forever Costa Rica Association (FCRA) is the Administrator of this initiative, while an Oversight Committee (OC) comprised of representatives of the United States and Costa Rican Governments, The Nature Conservancy, EARTH University, and The Organization for Tropical Studies, provides overall direction and approves disbursements to grantees to implement the Debt Swap/TFCA II. We seek to align our engagements with Article 4 of the UN Climate Change Technology Negotiations to help achieve UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG).

The diverse lines of businesses represented by F.E.S., coupled with alliances formed with entities in the private sector and non-governmental agencies, including universities and other public institutions; facilitate the manner we implement our modular and efficient projects. We ensure a steady source of prime material to produce sustainable biofuels, an energy commodity in high demand that is carbon neutral and profitable. Some of the modules we offered are designed on Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) technology that may produce negative carbon emissions.

We form alliances and partnerships with domestic and overseas businesses in industries related to:
1. Agriculture and farming
2. Education
3. Forestry and furniture manufacturers
4. Food industry
5. Municipalities
 
 


The primary objective of this operation is to achieve a net zero emissions sustainable business environment, by converting the targeted industries into sustainable energy generating engines that would provide a steady local supply of biomass for the production of biofuels and other byproducts. These same suppliers of biomass have the potential of becoming acquisitor of technology promoted in our business platform.

This objective cannot be fully effective without a proper evaluation of the technology to be applied to each individual project. We conduct a thorough evaluation of the prospect equipment that focuses on reliability and adaptability with the lowest levels of maintenance cost and downtime possible.

The following is an overview of each of the modules listed above:

AGRICULTURE AND FARMING:
A full cycle of utilization of resources is possible by processing their waste on site in our mobile units. This process requires a sorting process in which the food-based portion of crops (oil and simple carbohydrates) is separated from the nonfood-based portion of the crop that is usually discarded during processing.

For example, the sugar from corn, beets, and cane are commonly fermented to produce ethanol. Oilseed crops such as rapeseed, sunflower, and soybeans can be refined into biodiesel. Corn stover and oats straw are fermented into ethanol. Nutshells are typically refined into biodiesel or combusted for heat. Pineapple waste has high potential for the production of ethanol and biomethane. In the farming side, the animal waste or manure, can be burned for heating and cooking or to produce methane (CH4), which can be captured to produce heat, power, electricity, and biofuels.

EDUCATION:
Partnerships and alliances with institutions in the educational system permit creating community engagement programs that would stimulate social commitment in the biomass production and its derivatives.

Education institutions may benefit from these initiatives by producing energy for their own consumption needs.

Grupo Farinchi seeks to engage in the education sector to help promote utilization of different sources of biomass by assisting to create educational curriculum in the field of wood commercialization, prospection, and marketing, including biomass studies.

FORESTRY AND FURNITURE MANUFACTURING:
One major component of our business model is based on the complete utilization of resources available. To achieve this, we seek to take advantage of all waste deriving from the forest, wood logging and the different manufacturing industries related to wood.

FOOD INDUSTRY:
The large amount of wasted food is a critical issue for emissions generation. The technology we seek to bring to our project processes packaged food waste by extracting its organic material on site and separating the inorganic waste, which can be used as recyclable byproducts. This alternative creates a logistical advantage in which the vast volume of biomass is processed in mobile units by extracting the organic-rich material and leaving behind the inert material that could be transformed into biochar; a slow-burned byproduct used for fertilization purposes. This material has the ability to neutralize carbon footprints from the surface the product is used.

MUNICIPALITIES:
Municipalities could play an integral role in our business model. Through municipalities we may be able to establish direct engagement with the many communities around the country by creating programs that would create large local socioeconomic benefits targeting waste management activities and utilization of waste.

F.E.S. centers its operations around the opportunities for collaboration in addressing and resolving environmental challenges presented by human activity’s carbo footprint and the need for more independence from fossil fuels.