BioHiTech Global Inc., Chestnut Ridge, New York, has announced the company will provide its Revolution Series Digesters and data analytics platform to certain Miami-based Carnival Corp. ships, in a $14 million purchase contract in which Carnival can potentially acquire several hundred units.
Under the terms of the contract, BioHiTech will provide each Carnival cruise ship with multiple aerobic food waste digesters, which the company says will help reduce the environmental impact of Carnival's operations by disposing of food waste on-site, limiting the amount of greenhouse gases emitted from conventional processing systems.
Carnival has a goal to reduce its carbon footprint as well as capture plastics through processing food waste. BioHiTech’s data analytics platform will also provide real-time supply chain transparency to help in Carnival's food waste reduction efforts, according to a company news release.
"We are excited to partner with the team at Carnival to assist in their ongoing efforts to reduce greenhouse gasses and achieve important sustainability goals," says Frank Celli, who is chief executive officer of BioHiTech. "We are committed to helping businesses reduce their environmental impact through smarter technology and believe this partnership is part of a growing trend toward the adoption of our sustainable solutions by companies all over the world. We look forward to providing Carnival with the tools and support to move to the forefront of sustainability in the cruise industry."