Our Story

River Road Research is an early biotechnology development company that was incorporated in 2010.  Our goal is to discover and develop early stage technologies with a focus on bioremediation, clean energy, and ‘trash-to-cash’.  River Road Research is headquartered in Tonawanda, New York and operates a research facility in Southern California.  

We have extensive experience in the following technology areas:

  • Food Waste Stabilization and Production of Insect Food
  • Black Soldier Fly Rearing
  • Production of Liquid, Inorganic Fertilizer from Food Waste
  • Pyomelanin Production from Food Waste
  • Organic Batteries and Lithium Ion Battery Safety
  • Microalgae Production

Contact us if you are interested in consulting, collaboration on a project or licensing any of our technology.  We have issued and pending patents in the technology areas listed above.


Societal and Environmental Problems River Road Research is Addressing

In the United States alone, more than forty million tons of food waste is produced annually.  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.

In addition to the problem of food waste, our oceans are being depleted as a protein source for our growing global population.  By sustainably converting food waste into a protein souce useful in poultry and aquaculture feed formulations, we can reduce pressure on the forage fish critical to our ocean's health.

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
  • Recycle food waste economically with lower greenhouse gas emissions than landfilling, composting and anaerobic digestion