WiSAR supported clients, MyGug, have won the Irish Times Innovation Award for Sustainability.
MyGug is an egg-shaped anaerobic digester that turns food waste into renewable energy and fertiliser. Dried bacteria are used to start the breakdown process and once the waste is macerated it flows into a storage tank.
The end products are biogas and liquid plant feed. The feed can be used to enrich soil while a small pump pressurises the gas for use for heating or cooking. The system can be remotely controlled by an app and 1.5kg of food waste produces roughly 1.5L of bio fertiliser and one to two hours of cooking time.
MyGug collaborated with WiSAR researchers in developing the unique MyGug prototype under the Enterprise Ireland Innovation Voucher programme.
Wishing the MyGug team continued success!