Is your manure management a cost or a source of revenue?
In recent decades, the environmental impact of animal production and manure management has been controlled by stricter regulations for manure storage and spreading. Nevertheless, the intensification of animal production has led to even larger herds on industrial-scale farms that produce large amounts of manure in centralized locations or regions.
As intensive livestock farming comes under increasing pressure to minimize the environmental impact of its operations, several methods of treating manure have been evaluated while improving the use of nutrient resources. More importantly, they are usually subject to national subsidies which prevent them from being profitable in the long term. There are also many references to fines and penalties for entities that release bad odors into urban areas or sewage into natural waterways. Due to the intensification and continued proliferation of this problem, farm closure policies are beginning to be implemented, notably in the Netherlands, where the government has subsidized the closure of 400 farms.
The three key points that influence the cost of manure management are loading, transportation and spreading. Normally, each activity requires its own specialized equipment which can limit the use of manure. Loading is best done when animals are not present and therefore limited to specific time periods. Spreading requires suitable soil and plant conditions which often cannot be found locally, so transportation may be necessary. This can be quite expensive and time consuming, depending on the distance traveled and the amount of water carried in the manure.
Freetilizer is an innovative, patent-pending technology that creates new value for organic waste and by-products from the primary sector, turning it into organic fertilizer in less than 24 hours. The whole process is energy efficient, fast, compact and utilizes all resources with a zero waste approach.
Loading operations can be easily integrated between wastewater lagoons and the Freetilizer reactor by automatic pumping systems. Then hydrolysis is carried out by applying specific enzymes in a reactor with controlled agitation, pH and temperature. Organic waste is digested, promoting an increase in nutrient bioavailability. The procedure ends with an efficient drying step, using a vacuum drying process that allows the evaporation of water at lower temperatures, which guarantees the preservation of the quality of the nutrients and results in the formation of a stabilized product.
The advantages over a traditional composting process are significant. By acting quickly in small spaces and avoiding the formation of greenhouse gases, Freetilizer
presents itself as an alternative for the production of organic fertilizers that helps the growth of crops and pastures
and development. Freetilizer offers a solution that not only eliminates bad smells, immaturation problems and nutritional imbalances. It also allows the simultaneous production of solid and liquid fertilizer, thus creating the opportunity to enter the organic fertilizer market with a wide range of options and possibilities. With this approach, transportation becomes an integral part of the fertilizer business and spreading is the responsibility of the farmer.
As we know, many pig owners have to pay waste treatment companies to handle pig manure, and larger facility owners may need to invest in their own treatment equipment to comply with the regulations.
Our first principle is to leave the world better than we found it, and Freetilizer Technology is one of the best ways to achieve this.
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