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Waste Reduction Program

"Canada: Hardbite potato chips works to "Close the Loop"

Naturally Homegrown Foods Ltd., Canada's premium, all natural snack food company proudly announced today that has initiated an aggressive waste reduction and sustainability initiative with its manufacturing operation. The company has partnered with Fraser Valley Biogas, and Fortis BC to recycle organic waste from the company's food processing plant into a renewable natural gas.

As part of Naturally Homegrown Foods' commitment to reduce and eliminate waste for its manufacturing operation the company has partnered with Fraser Valley Biogas to convert organic waste from the plant, into biogas, a carbon neutral energy source produced through a process called "Anaerobic Digestion". The biogas is then purified to become renewable natural gas which can be used in the same was as conventional natural gas. The renewable natural gas displaces conventional natural gas which is used to support the energy needs of the plant operation, including powering cooking equipment to produce Hardbite brand potato chips. In addition, a high-quality fertilizer is produced as a byproduct which in turn is used to support healthy growth of local potatoes that are used to produce Hardbite Potato Chips.

"As an organization, we have sought ways in which to reduce our footprint on the environment. Through this vertical integration, we've found an effective way to reduce plant waste that in turn generates environmentally responsible inputs that we can use to sustainably produce our Hardbite line of chips, said Kirk Homenick, President of Naturally Homegrown Foods.

For more information:
Kirk Homenick
Naturally Homegrown Foods
Tel: +1 604 465 7751
Fax: +1 604 465 7727

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