New Phoenix Dehydrator technology by Champion® Industries accelerates food waste disposal

Champion® Industries, manufacturer of a full line of premier commercial warewashing systems, is proud to showcase its newest innovation, the Phoenix Dehydrator, for commercial food waste.

The Phoenix Dehydrator can process all organics including: produce, fruits, cut flowers, meats, fat trimmings, fish, paper napkins, coffee grounds, spoiled milk, deli products and some soft plastics, reducing organic waste by as much as 95%. The dried remnants are produced as a sterile biomass soil amendment that is easily collected and diverted.  Champion’s proprietary technology features accelerated dehydration for shorter processing time and can process up to two batches of food waste a day.

The Phoenix Dehydrator operates at safe temperatures and guarantees no pathogen, biohazard risks or harmful emissions. The machine separates the moisture content by applying indirect heat and converting the moisture to steam. The steam is then condensed and discharged into trade waste or sewer as distillate. The modular design of the Phoenix allows maximum flexibility in design set up. The condenser and dehydrator can be located separately, allowing total odour control and reducing ventilation requirements.

The Phoenix Dehydrator can serve as a stand-alone system or as part of Champion’s larger waste management system. The Champion waste management system is fully customisable, designed to meet the unique needs of any facility. The system transports waste from the trough into a muncher system where it is then circulated through a centrifuge and finally passed into the Phoenix. The Champion waste management system eliminates the need to move organic waste between machines and solves the source separated organics problem in any kitchen.

The Phoenix Dehydrator is available in a wide range of sizes, ranging from 121 pounds to 1672 pounds, making it the ideal solution for any size facility. The larger machines offer a fully automatic lift system, which is the ideal waste solution for shopping malls, casinos, buffet restaurants, schools and universities.

“Champion’s new Phoenix technology is an advance in energy efficient and sustainable commercial food waste handling,” said Will Means, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Champion and Bi-Line Conveyor Systems. “Champion is committed to providing foodservice operators with simple, cost-effective, energy saving and performance enhancing solutions for commercial kitchens.”


Champion Industries is a division of the Ali Group based in Winston-Salem, NC. Champion manufactures an array of versatile commercial dishwashing equipment ranging from under counter machines to single-rack door machines, rack conveyor machines and upright conveyor/flight machines. Other products include powered soak sinks and pot and pan washing systems. The company’s ability to customise products makes Champion the preferred brand for foodservice operations of all sizes – from coffee houses and restaurants to hospitals, schools and other institutions.

In the past 12 months Champion’s innovative products have saved over 145 million gallons of water, 38 million kilowatts of energy and over $5 million in utility savings. With over 100 years’ experience in designing and building standard and custom dishwashers, Champion and its employees are dedicated to excellence in engineering, manufacturing and customer service, and are proud to say their products are 100% built in North America.

For more information on Champion Industries, call toll free 800-532-8591 or visit

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