About Us

Blume Organics has established a state-of-the-art biorefinery operation in Watsonville, the Ag-Tech capital of California’s Central Coast. We are transforming local organic food waste and crop material into high-demand,  high-return products including:

  • Organic fertilizers and soil amendments
  • Organic ethyl-alcohol-based safe sanitizers
  • Organic pharmaceutical-grade alcohol mandated by the Food and Drug Administration for plant-based tincture and tonic extractions
  • Diesel and gasoline fuel replacements, to help reduce toxic airborne emissions.

Blume Organics’ Co-Founder and CEO, David Blume, literally wrote the book on local-scale biorefining (Alcohol Can Be A Gas!). He is a globally renowned expert in alternative fuel and energy solutions, as well as advanced regenerative Ag tech processes and practices for environmental remediation and to enhance food, fuel, and energy availability for communities all over the world.

With his pioneering work — including projects for Mother Earth News, NASA, and his own companies, such as the American Homegrown Fuel Co. and the International Institute for Ecological Agriculture — David Blume has influenced global thinking regarding the importance of designing economic, social, and environmental solutions that benefit from interrelated processes. He has developed and patented methods, technology, and equipment that, through licensing, give Blume Organics a substantial competitive advantage in a number of market areas.

Blume Organics delivers a range of products for health, energy, and agricultural markets that meet (and exceed) current regulations of the United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Drug Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Health and Human Services, Organic Certification authorities, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Blume Organics sanitizer products are compliant with FDA sanitizer production guidelines. Our Plant Based & Petroleum Free™ organic sanitizer products support safe healthcare and personal hygiene habits.

Our waste repurposing solutions support California State Assembly Bill 1826 and Senate Bill AB-383, reducing greenhouse gas emissions from food waste, as well as reducing fossil fuel emissions as mandated by the California Air Resources Board. We help customers in Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito counties meet regulatory requirements for waste disposal and equipment operation.

Blume Organics is an active innovator of solutions to enhance and increase profitability for commercial Ag producers and processors. We work with municipalities and secondary waste management processors to help solve regulatory compliance process challenges.


The company is managed by:

David Blume

David Blume (Co-Founder, CEO) is the best-selling author of Alcohol Can be a Gas!, current CEO of Blume Industries, current CEO of Whisky Hill Farms (the Watsonville, CA property), and former CEO of several other influential corporations.

Tom Harvey

Tom Harvey (Co-Founder, CMO) is a Board Member of Blume Distillation and Co-Founder/Board Member of Blume Industries, with 30 years’ experience in sales, marketing, and corporate communications management for Fortune 500 companies.

Chris Fure

Chris Fure (CFO/CDO) is the current CFO/CDO of Blume Distillation, former Development Director for LDJ Capital, and Co-Founder and former CDO/CFO of TransGlobal Ventures.