Optimizing Organic and Food Wastes for Profit
David Blume: C.E.O. Blume Distillation, Owner/Operator – Whiskey Hill Farms
Regenerative Ag expert, Biofuels pioneer, author and global consultant.
Early in his career David Blume worked on experimental Ag projects, with NASA, as well as Mother Earth News. In 1980 he founded and ran one of the first successful Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) operations in the country producingfood for 430 families and generating an average $100,000 per acre.
A successful business leader and entrepreneur, Blume wrote the Amazon.com critically acclaimed and Ag tech best-selling book, Alcohol Can Be A Gas!
Blume received the American Corn Growers Association (ACGA) “Truth in Agricultural Journalism” award and has keynoted conferences for the ACGA along with the National Farmers Union, the National Grange, OLADE (the Renewable Energy Organization for Caribbean, Central and South American nations and Mexico) and has been a plenary speaker at the World BIO Ag conference.
Over the last 25 years, Blume has been featured in thousands of interviews on National TV, and Public Radio radio programs including NPR’s Science Fridaywith host Ira Flatow. Blume appears regularly as an expert commentator on GCN, Clear Channel and Cable News, has been interviewed on the Derry Browfield Farm Program, Farm Talk Radio, Illinois Farm Bureau radio, and is a featured guest on Coast-to-Coast radio with celebrated host George Noory (a program that reaches more than 6 million people in the US alone).
Biorefinery and regenerative Ag expert David Blume will be presenting cost-efficient and effective solutions for process optimization of organic and food waste resources into high-value high return end and coprpoducts. Regulatory fees and permits, climate change conditions and sagging Ag profits are drawing global attention to the need for improving and optimizing methods and solutions for transforming food processing and agricultural surpluses and waste into high-use and better return products. Blume advocates and encourages businesses, governmental agencies and commercial Ag producers to improve the use of food wastes, including materials rich in carbohydrates, starch and sugar.”
Blume and his company are sharing ways we can profitably and efficiently convert these underused waste resources into new profit opportunities including; livestock feed, organic soil amendments, commercial grades of CO2, all from locally available waste resources. If we have one clear message today it is that there is too much waste in our world, a shortage of low-cost clean and renewable energy and an urgent need to reduce our carbon footprint as soon as possible. We can make that transformation possible today and this discussion will share proven methods to do that economically.