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An Indian firm, Flycatcher Technologies, has been ranked among the world’s five top waste management start-ups, which are making a difference in today’s smart cities, by a global start-up scouting outfit StartUs Insights. 

Based in Goa and Gujarat, Flycatcher Technologies’ waste management tech could well be the answer to some of the challenges posed to the hospitality and other sectors — which has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic — vis a vis maximisation of existing resources in order to cut down on operational costs.

The cutting-edge engineering technology adopted by Flycatcher Technologies has been in action in several waste management projects in Goa and Maharashtra over the last few year, before it caught the eye of StartUs Insights.

StartUs Insights is a global firm headquartered in Austria. They are specialised in the early identification of emerging start-ups, technologies, and their business models. The reputed organisation delivers actionable innovation intelligence-driven by big data and artificial intelligence.

StartUs Insights analysed 327 waste management start-ups across the globe, before finalising ShareWaste, Flycatcher Technologies, Gringgo, Impact Bioenergy and Recycling Perks as the five exciting firms to look out for.

“Zero waste systems offer domestic and commercial decomposter systems that handle waste transforming it into a soil amendment or/and a renewable source of energy. This kind of systems work with almost all types of common waste. Indian (firm) Flycatcher Technologies provide a sealed microprocessor controlled waste management system with an integrated feed station for homes and small companies, that convert the trash into energy in the form of bio-gas and organic fertilisers,” says StartUs Insights of Flycatcher Technologies.

Flycatcher Technologies provides end-to-end solutions related to waste management, through its highly advanced bio-digesters. The bio-digesters feed off wet-waste to generate both bio-gas as well as natural fertiliser.

“The public and private sector in the country is looking to cut overhead costs to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. This technology can assist the public sector and businesses to rationally reduce their fuel-related costs in a big way,” says Richard Dias, Founder and VP, Flycatcher Technologies.

The unique aspect of the technology is that there is no residue left behind after the treatment. The material which is used to build Flycatcher Technologies’ digesters itself is recyclable too.

Flycatcher Technologies offer two digesters namely ‘The Rhino Digester’, which is a system automated microprocessor-controlled system, which is equipped with an integrated crusher and can be installed on a terrace or a compound. The Rhino can treat from 20 kgs to 5000 kgs of kitchen waste per day to produce organic fertiliser as well as bio-gas.

The other model is the ‘Amazing Dedko Digester’, which can treat 2 kgs waste per day and the bio-gas it generates can save up to 30 per cent in LPG costs.

“We offer a wide range of experience and high quality technical skills which results in products that are one-of-a-kind and reliable. Each product has over 250 unique parts that are chosen for their quality and ability to be recycled after the operational life of the product. Anything that we put out has a positive impact on the ecology,” Dias adds.