ending waste here at home


Every year, food waste in the developed world is almost equivalent to the entire net production of food in sub-Saharan Africa.  KinoSol is currently prototyping a brand new dehydrator design meant to tackle this issue for consumers living in urban environments.

This KinoSol unit will also use a natural convection system and rely on the sun’s energy, instead of electrical inputs, to dehydrate produce. Through utilizing the sun’s UV rays and proper ventilation, the KinoSol domestic unit can effectively and efficiently dehydrate the produce you otherwise would have thrown away. And the nutrient content is preserved!  

Units can be placed outside on your balcony, porch, deck, rooftop, or in your yard, filled with sliced fruit or vegetables. After dehydrating, you can enjoy a healthy and nutritious snack, or save it for later!

tackling food waste with a new dehydrator model

In the process of creating the Orenda dehydrator, the KinoSol team realized that food waste in the U.S. was just as big of a problem as it is in developing countries. Every year, 222 million tons of food goes to waste, totaling over 700 billion U.S. dollars. This is why the KinoSol team has started research and development of a domestic KinoSol unit. The domestic KinoSol unit is a sustainable alternative for those in urban environments within the United States, Western Europe, and other areas, to decrease their own personal food waste (i.e. throwing out those slightly brown bananas).

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your food waste can help families abroad

A domestic KinoSol unit will allow us to make greater strides toward fulfilling our mission of ending food waste. The team’s hope is that as food waste is decreased through consumers here, farmers in developing countries can dehydrate even more produce. How? Domestic units will help subsidize Orenda costs.