Gen3Tech Platform

Bion’s Gen3Tech platform integrates several systems and processes into a state-of-the-art livestock finishing facility that improves animal health and production efficiencies, while minimizing environmental impacts.

Improving efficiencies and economics starts with moving the cattle from traditional outdoor feedlots into indoor barns. Barns protect the animals from harsh weather, improve production, and allow continuous waste collection and treatment. 

The waste quickly enters the closed treatment system where it undergoes a variety of biological, thermal and mechanical processes. First is anaerobic digestion (AD), where methane (biogas) is produced. The AD discharge is then treated in the patented Ammonia Recovery System, Bion’s core technology.

The ARS captures the volatile and problematic ammonia in the digestate and stabilizes it with CO2 (also from the waste stream). This prevents both its economic loss, as well as the significant environmental impacts it causes.

The end result is clean water, renewable natural gas, and superior organic and low-carbon fertilizer products that can be precision applied, when and where needed.

Bion Patents

Patent No. Claims Expiration
11858823
C: Expands claims beyond animal waste; specifically, to industrial and municipal waste
9/14/2035
11254581
CIP: Additional recovery methods that improve efficiencies and reduce costs
9/14/2035
10793458
C: Significantly stronger coverage of ammonia recovery technology
9/14/2035
10604432
CIP: Broader protections to cover technology platform improvements
6/29/2037
10106447
Process to recover ammonium carbonate/ ammonium bicarbonate from wastewater
9/14/2035
8287734
Method for treating nitrogen in waste streams; original Gen 2 patent (Jere Northrop, et al)
3/20/2031