DENVER, CO – Walden Organics’ new product line was awarded top honors – the Best New “Must Have” Product — at the February 2016 ProGreen EXPO from a field of more than 400 exhibitors. The ProGreen EXPO is the Rocky Mountain Region’s only green industry conference and annual gathering of more than 4,500 industry professionals. The show’s focus allows attendees to preview the latest green technology and products from exhibitors.
The ProGreen EXPO Best New Product Award
The award is a “Retailers Choice” distinction. The winner is voted on by thousands of attendees, primarily from retail garden centers around the region. “We’re delighted to receive such a prestigious Green Industry award and to be recognized as the best from among the hundreds of new and wonderful green products at the show,” said Mark Mathis, CEO of Confluence Energy.™
Walden Organics’ new products include sustainably produced soil amendments made mainly from trees ravaged by the pine beetle epidemic in the Rocky Mountains. “It’s a great example of making something useful from the dead trees which otherwise pose a fire hazard, and it’s also an incredibly rich, aged organic material that is a fantastic base for these products,” noted Jonah Levine, Product Line Manager for Walden Organics.
The new products include Potting Soil, Outdoor Garden Mix and Garden Mulch. Both the Potting Soil and the Outdoor Garden Mix also contain parent company Confluence Energy’s TrueChar™ Biochar. TruChar™ is a wood-based product which promotes moisture and nutrient retention. It is also a sustainable ingredient as it is a fixed carbon product, meaning it produces no additional release of carbon and therefore has no impact on global warming. Biochar, in general, is also being looked at for possible uses related to carbon sequestration.
The Walden Organics line of products also bears the Colorado Proud™ seal, meaning it is produced in Colorado and formulated using mostly organic, Colorado-sourced ingredients. Walden Organics products are available in retail and bulk bag options.
More About Walden Organics™ & Confluence Energy™
Walden Organics is part of Confluence Energy™, the largest wood pellet manufacturer in the region and headquartered in Kremmling, Colorado. Confluence Energy began operations in 2008. They initially produced wood pellets for residential and commercial heating purposes and have since expanded, producing other biomass materials for various industries including garden and agriculture, golf course, animal bedding and cat litter, oil field waste treatment, water recycling and automotive maintenance among others.
During the last year, through the development of TrueChar™, Confluence Energy reduced its carbon footprint by an additional 25 percent. By utilizing the thermal energy created in its pellet production process, the company is able to get 50 percent of its power needs covered by renewable biomass. While TrueChar™ and the work done at Confluence Energy will not solve global warming on its own, Confluence Energy is committed to an innovative and environmentally conscious business model and to making green products even greener.