It may be a little premature, but a Richmond-based company may have a weapon able to kill “that” smell wafting for miles across the city from time to time.
The blight of scores of residents, the foul stench emanating from Harvest Power’s composting facility in East Richmond could soon be a thing of the past.
EcoSolve Natural Products may have the answer to the years-old problem with a special banana tree extract, primarily designed to organically disinfect food manufacturing facilities.
The product, according to its vice-president Mahmoud Aziz, is already being used to successfully curb the often nauseous odours from similarly large composting centres in the Philippines.
And, although EcoSolve has only had preliminary discussions with Harvest Power, they can’t think of any reason why it won’t work in Richmond.
“It’s derived from a very specific species of banana bark from the Philippines,” said Aziz, from the company’s River Road headquarters in north Richmond.