Pilot plant to convert AD waste into high-quality fertilizers

The pilot plant will take in digestate and process it via chemical hydrolysis, followed by a high-efficiency organic fertilizer granulation process.
The Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development, Neiker-Tecnalia, and the Guipuzkoa-based company Ekonek will be building a pilot plant to treat organic waste for producing organic fertilizers. The facility will enable the organic material resulting from biogas plants to be effectively put to use. The plant will be located on Neiker-Tecnalia’s agricultural land in Arkaute (Álava, Basque Country) in northern Spain. The budget of EUR 1.5 million ($1.96 million) will be provided by the European Union within the framework of a CIP-Ecoinnovation project, and four organisations will be participating in the initiative: Neiker-Tecnalia, Ekonek Innovation in Product Upgrading, Blue Agro, and the Dutch company Colsen.

How Do I Begin Organic Fertilizer Production?

Organic fertilizer production will be profitable in the near future because organic farming develops rapidly in the global!
1. Conduct Detailed Research
Starting an organic fertilizer manufacturing company is not one of those businesses that can be started without proper research and study of the industry. It is important that you conduct detailed research in order to find out all it will take for you to be able to setup an organic fertilizer manufacturing company and how to leverage on the existing market to sell your products and also how to create new market channels. As a matter of fact, if you want to sell your organic fertilizer in the US, then you must ensure that it does not contain traces of toxic metals.


5 More Ways to Invest in Brazil Right Now

Earlier this year, Brazilian incumbent Dhilma Rousseff won re-election as president of the country boasting Latin America's largest economy. At the time we asked, "Is It Time to Invest in Brazil?"
The thesis was simple enough. Despite a halt to the double-digit growth seen before the financial crisis, Brazil is still home to a near 100 million-person-strong middle class. It is governed by a mature democracy. It is absolutely loaded with natural resources. Taking a long-term view, the future looks quite bright for this sleeping giant.
Investing in foreign markets isn't always easy
The challenge for investors here in the U.S. is finding an appropriate vehicle for investing in the Brazil markets. In the previous post, we mentioned Petrobras, Brazil's massive, state controlled oil company, the home building company Gafisa S.A., and the largest diversified ETF, the Shares MSCI Brazil Index Fund.

EFB Fiber Crushing Machine for EFB Fiber Processing

Turning palm oil mill waste into organic fertilizer, Utilizing Palm Oil Organic Waste


New fisheries firm expected to set up fish feeds factory in Kigali

The Government has leased management and operationalisation of Urban Fisheries Products Promotion Centre, a move officials say will ensure proper handling of fish produce, market access and, most importantly, address the issue of lack of enough nutritious fish feeds, which has been a major concern for the sector.
Under the 10-year lease deal, AQUAHORT Export Ltd/AEL, will be expected to put in place a fish feed factory with capacity to produce five tonnes of fish feeds per day.


Large-scale compost operation riles neighbors in Northboro

NORTHBORO – A two-year-old ban on disposal of large amounts of commercial food waste from getting into the state’s solid waste stream may be producing some unintended consequences, but top state officials who may be able to resolve the problems are saying little to allay fears of farmers and homeowners affected by the ban.


Windrow composting

Windrow composting is a very well established technology for dealing with food & kitchen waste, agricultural & green wastes, and also Municipal Solid Waste (MSW). The material is shredded and then piled in elongated rows (windrows) and aerated through either turning of the windrows or by forcing air through the material. Windrow composting may take place in buildings or externally.

-Long, narrow piles agitated/turned regularly.
-Aeration by natural/passive air movement.
-Better suited to larger volumes.
-Composting time: 3 - 6 Months.

Mobile equipment is needed.
-Windrow Turner
 ·self-propelled compost turner
-Rotary Screener
Manual labor costs excessive without equipment.