In 2016, Fetzer Vineyards installed a groundbreaking BioFiltro BIDA® wastewater treatment system that uses billions of red worms and microbes to treat its greywater. Byproducts of the system are worm castings, which enhance the vineyards’ soils. Read the full article here.
The worm system has removed 75 percent to 98 percent of the nitrogen per day, said Joseph Choperena, a senior project manager at Sustainable Conservation. Read more here
"Water, as we all know, is a terrible thing to waste. But for businesses that go through a lot of water—dairy farmers, wineries and sewage plants—vast quantities of wastewater is an unfortunate byproduct. But since 1995, Chilean company BioFiltro has recycled more than 28 billion gallons of water to date with this humble organism: the worm." Read the full article.
“The biggest challenge we have faced is people can't believe that natural processes—let alone worms—are capable of doing the same, if not better, job than machines and chemicals,” said Mai Ann Healy of BioFiltro. See the article
BBC Mundo speaks with Josh Prigge of Fetzer Vineyards and Mai Ann Healy of BioFiltro to highlight the environmental benefits of installing our sustainable wastewater treatment system. See the article (In Spanish)
This is what we feel is the evolution of corporate responsibility, We don’t want to just minimize our impacts. We want to eliminate those impacts. The Guardian showcases the initiative between Fetzer Vineyards and BioFiltro, interviewing Josh Prigge from Fetzer Vineyards, Mai Ann Healy from BioFiltro, and a professor from UC Davis as part of their Sustainable Business coverage. See the arti...