Treasure8: Addressing Climate Change by Systematically Reducing Food Waste

Treasure8 is a technology company based in San Francisco “focusing on systemically transforming global food waste at massive scale, utilizing proprietary and regenerative methods to address climate change. Through a variety of sustainable and specialized techniques, Treasure8 says it can create ingredients and products that are better for the planet, for people, and often more affordable, too.

Founded in 2012 by serial entrepreneur and co-CEO, Timothy Childs, Treasure8 says it is battling “food waste and alleviating climate change by using the world’s most powerful, proprietary dehydration technologies.” Backed by the CA Energy Commission, it was named a 2018 winner of the US Far West Regional Federal Technology Transfer Award, a 2019 ASABE “AE50” Award, and received a 2019 World Changing Ideas Honorable Mention from FastCompany.

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As a technology company focusing on transforming global food waste issues on a large scale, it has perfected award-winning, patented technology allowing them to cost-effectively create and improve food products: “The more food we can all prevent from being wasted, the less additional growing capacity and resources we need to bring online in feeding an increasing global population.”

Serial entrepreneur Timothy Childs comes from a background of taking systemic approaches to big problems, particularly in the food industry.He previously founded TCHO Chocolate, disrupting the cacao industry through a technology-driven approach to chocolate making and creating a scalable model to improve the livelihoods of its stakeholders. Treasure8 is also benefited by the experience of at the co-CEO of Derk Hendriksen, previous exec at Coca Cola, who headed their sustainability ventures for 20 years and founded its Ekocenter initiative.