Our Story

River Road Research is an early stage biotechnology development company that was incorporated in 2010.  Our goal is to discover and develop early stage technologies with themes related to bioremediation, clean energy, and ‘trash-to-cash’.  River Road Research is based out of Tonawanda, New York and operates a research facility in Irwindale, California.  River Road Research is supported by the resources of NOCO Energy Corporation, an 80-year-old energy products distribution company that services customers across 8 states and 2 Canadian provinces.

Specific Environmental Problems River Road Research is Addressing:

In the US, more than 40-million tons of food waste is produced annually, and most of that waste is not recycled. Food waste is rich in energy, water, and nutrients. We recognize food waste as the next “feed stock” for the international biomass economy. In response to this, we have developed a unique fermentation technology that allows the complete disposal of food waste in an economically and ecologically positive way.

Our process for the recycling of food waste provides:

  • Reclamation of energy, clean water, and nutrients, safe from pathogens and contaminants
  • The production of high-quality fertilizers and high-protein animal meal
  • Several economically viable products such as melanin polymers and phosphorus
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