Senator Wieckowski selects Fremont’s Power Knot as Small Business of the Year

August 17, 2022

The Fremont company’s biodigester machines reduce the carbon footprint and expense of food waste

SACRAMENTO – Power Knot is Senator Bob Wieckowski’s Small Business of the Year for the 10th Senate District. (A small business is one with fewer than 500 employees.)

Power Knot was recognized today as part of California Small Business Day, an annual event organized by the California Small Business Association to honor the contributions of small businesses. Awardees from each legislative district were recognized during the ceremony.

Shown in the picture are (left to right) Iain Milnes, president of Power Knot, Senator Bob Wieckowski, and Lisa Shan, co-founder of Power Knot.

“I am proud to represent a district that is a leader in innovation, manufacturing and tackling issues like climate change,” Wieckowski said. “Power Knot’s machines reduce greenhouse gas emissions from food waste. This prevents methane from being released in our landfills. Not only is Power Knot providing good manufacturing jobs, but they are fulfilling an important societal need by making products that improve our environment.”

The company designs, develops and manufactures its LFC biodigesters and associated products in Fremont California in the heart of Silicon Valley. Power knot has its biodigesters installed on six continents and on most of the world’s leading cruise ships.

“Power Knot is proud to be recognized by Senator Wieckowski for our contribution to California Senate District 10 and the wider world in general,” said Iain Milnes. “The LFC biodigester is a food waste digester that has been helping businesses and organizations around the world to reduce greenhouse gasses by keeping food waste out of landfills and plastics out of the oceans.”

“Our cleantech solution has been gaining traction rapidly as the world becomes increasingly aware of the impact food waste has on the planet. With record high temperatures, we’re in a race against time to do our part and stop global warming.”

Earlier this year, Power Knot announced it had completed orders for multiple food digester machines for Carnival Corporation, the giant cruise operator with multiple cruise line brands. They have installed nearly 600 biodigesters across the Carnival fleet in support of the cruise line’s food waste management and reduction efforts.

Other clients include major Silicon Valley companies, military bases, Dubai Airport, and firms across the globe.

Senator Wieckowski’s 10th District includes southern Alameda County and parts of Santa Clara County.

About the LFC biodigester
The LFC® biodigester is a machine that digests food waste. These machines are usually installed in a commercial kitchen and reduce the expense, inconvenience, mess, and carbon footprint of disposing of food waste that would otherwise be hauled to a landfill. Power Knot has eight different sizes that digest from 10 kg (20 lb) per day to 3000 kg (6600 lb) per day of waste food. With many hundreds of installations globally, the LFC biodigester has proven to be reliable, safe, and cost effective.

About Power Knot

Power Knot provides safe and economically sound solutions for commercial, industrial, and military customers globally seeking to reduce their carbon footprint. Our technologies are proven, available today, have been in reliable use for many years, and offer a payback period typically of less than two years. We design, develop, and manufacture our products in our headquarters in Silicon Valley, California. Our products are installed in six continents and all of the world’s oceans. 

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