WELCOME TO 3F WASTE RECOVERY
Turning waste problems in the fishery, farming and forestry industries into profitable solutions
3F Waste Recovery is an innovative pre-commercial business that is focused on turning waste problems in the fishery, farming and forestry industries into profitable solutions. Our goal is to become the regional leader for environmental stewardship, full product utilization and manufacturing innovation.
Our first phase of products are manufactured from extracting marine collagen and marine oils from northern Cod and Atlantic salmon skins and fins, lanolin from sheep wool, and tallow and glycerin from moose, caribou and sheep bone.
Our business is currently in the financing stage and we are actively working on securing raw material suppliers, customers, investors, lenders and government partners to execute our well-defined business plan.
Turning fish, farm and forest waste problems into profitable solutions by manufacturing innovative, sustainable, local products from the waste by-products of other industries on the island of Newfoundland, diverting 98% or more of the sourced raw materials from landfills. Not only are our products innovative but they are manufactured with odour minimization as a primary goal. All of our products are manufactured to be of the highest quality, proudly manufactured using raw materials from Newfoundland, by Newfoundlanders in Newfoundland.
Dried to Perfection
Collaskin Pet Treats
Collaskins – 1 lbs – $69.00
Collaskins – 5 oz – $20.00
Collaskins – 3 oz – $15.00
Collaskins – 1.5 oz – $9.99
3F Waste Recovery is an innovative pre-commercial business that turns waste challenges in the fishery, farming and forestry industries into profitable solutions. Our goal is to become the regional leader for environmental stewardship, full product utilization and manufacturing innovation.
Our first phase of products are manufactured from the Atlantic cod waste stream (or “by-product” as we prefer to call it) generated by primary processors in Newfoundland and Labrador. We anticipate beginning pilot scale production of cod collagen and protein powders this fall. When our plant is fully operational, we will divert more than 5000 metric tons of organic waste from landfills per year and generate more than $20M per year in additional value to the raw materials per year that we recover from provincial processors.
3F has formed a partnership company, Marine Scientific Ltd. together with a provincial processor who shares in the belief that the fishery of the future is one where “we make more money from the same amount of fish”, one of 3F’s commitments to stewardship and sustainability in the wild fishery. Marine Scientific is a marine feedstock supply company that focuses on consolidating fisheries by-products at economically feasible volumes for distribution to marine ingredient manufacturers like 3F.
3F has invented a full scale functional prototype mechanical fish composter. It is a semi-automated solution that can compost up to 15mt/year at a cost savings of approximately 75% compared to manual composting of the same volume. This project was funded in part by a $15,000 grant from the Multimaterials Service Board (MMSB) and an $7,000 grant from NRC-IRAP in partnership with the College of the North Atlantic. The composter will be going into trials this summer in partnership with the Northern Peninsula Regional Services Board (NorPen).
This summer, 3F, formed Zero Waste Farms in partnership with Mike’s Farm of Hawke’s Bay, is going into pilot scale production trials of lanolin extracted from sheep wool aimed at supplying the local cosmetic, soap and candle artisans of NL and their existing products and markets. This project is also generously funded by an $8,000 grant from MMSB.
Raw material suppliers: Are you in the fishery, farming and agriculture or forestry industries and looking for ways to turn your waste expense into a revenue stream? We want to hear from you! We are actively seeking to build a suppliers network for:
- northern cod skins
- farmed Atlantic salmon skins
- crab, lobster and shrimp shells
- sheep wool
- moose bone
- Atlantic blue mussel or scallop shells
Private Sector Investors: Are you looking for high returns from sustainable (green) food and cosmetics companies? Do you want to participate in revolutionizing the 500 year old cod fishery of Newfoundland? We want to speak with you! Let’s talk and see how we can collaborate to deliver accelerated growth and returns.
We have 33%-90% grant funding available for all of our R&D projects
An extensive NL network of hundreds of sector experts and decision makers in academia, government, and lending agencies actively supportive of 3F
We recently submitted our 3 phase / 3 round grant and financing applications to federal and provincial government lenders totalling $8,950,000 in projects
An opportunity to turn your private investment dollar into 10 to 66 cent dollars
Public and Bank Lenders: Are you engaged in growing your firm or agencies lending portfolio in ocean, green or clean technologies, agriculture or fisheries? We are actively seeking long-term relationships with lending partners to finance on-going R&D and acquisition of processing equipment to perform value added refining to our extracted products.