Manure composting technology has proven economic and environmental advantages. XACT Systems’ Manure Composting Technology — The BioReactor is proving to be a wise choice by farmers in all animal farming operations including dairy, beef, horse, poultry and fish. How many farmers think that composting manure is a good manure management strategy? If so, how many farms are now using manure composting technology?
The XACT BioReactor on this dairy operation is 10’ diameter by 60’ long. It has to turn 45 to 50 tons of dewatered cow manure 240 times per day, 365 days per year. After taking a look at the robust mechanical characteristics of the XACT BioReactor drum and the heavy duty drive system, this dairy operation was confident in the ability of the XACT system to handle the staggering weights of waste material to be processed daily. Check out all the specs for the BioReactor by clicking on xactsystemscomposting.com/bioreactor/.
Dewatered cow manure is fed into the vessel by a conveyor. Because the infeed opening is located in the upper quadrant of the stationary infeed end, the BioReactor can be filled to 70% capacity. Remarkably, a 7.5 hp variable speed drive turns the BioReactor and its load.
After a 4-day retention period in the vessel, the discharged compost is taken back to the barn to be used as bedding for the herd. Upon discharge the compost is pathogen free, weed seed free, insect larvae free, and odorless. At this point the compost is about 50% moisture, and therefore as it gets blown into the stalls there is minimal airborne dust. Most importantly, the cows love it as it provides exceptional comfort.
Please share your thoughts about composting manure. Many thanks, D.
Manure composting equipment at Pete and Gerry’s Organic Egg Farm, supplied by XACT Systems Inc., allows these innovative organic farmers to manage their poultry manure with the same approach/philosophy as they apply to all their farming practises: reducing pollution, maintaining healthy soil, and conserving water and other precious resources.
Pete & Gerry’s Organic Eggs has been farming for four generations. They are totally committed to producing the highest-quality, freshest eggs possible. Organic eggs means that no antibiotics, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, GMO or animal by-products are used. In addition, Pete & Gerry’s is a values-led company, dedicated to humane treatment of animals–no cages–with free range barns. The company is a champion of small family farms believing that these kinds of farms are the best stewards of environmental sustainability.
Always looking to the future, Pete & Gerry’s wanted to test an idea they have for producing compost from the poultry manure. They want to capitalize on the marketing potential of this specialized compost–possibly as an organic soil amendment. The BioReactor is 6′ diameter by 30′ long (1.8m x 9 m) and has a total processing capacity of 22 cubic yards (16 cubic metres).
This pilot project to test XACT’s manure composting equipment and producing great compost is just nicely underway and so far the results are promising. Stay tuned for more updates as the trial continues.
Composting multiple organic waste streams separately is no big deal. Do so with a very small footprint and in just 6-7 days–so now there is something to talk about! This is all possible with the BioReactor Composting Technology by XACT Systems.
This installation is operating with 3 BioReactors in order to quickly compost multiple waste streams (slaughterhouse sludge, hatchery waste, wood chips). 2 of the composters are permanently situated and each is composting a different organic waste. The smaller third composter is temporarily in place to conduct trials of various other organic waste streams. As you can see, these vessels are housed under a single roof. The land requirement for this composting system is pretty small compared to other methods of composting which would require a large acreage to compost the same amount of waste.
The BioReactor is an in vessel rotating drum that provides the perfect environment for the composting process to take place which means that the composting process happens very, very fast. Small Land Requirement: These larger 2 units are 10′ x 60′ (3m x 18m). Heat: The continual rotation of the BioReactor controls the temperatures of the composting process in optimal range. Oxygen: Plus, ALL the tumbling waste material is exposed to the oxygen in the air at all times, so decomposition process is completely aerobic. Capacity: The BioReactors can process large volumes of waste per day…in this case each vessel is processing 22 tons per day.
Composting multiple organic waste streams separately? No big deal–so please get in touch by phone (613-399-5686) or email to learn more!
Are you attending National Farm Machinery Show new week? If so, stop in at the XACT Systems booth located in the PAVILION booth number 000827 and learn how to successfully compost DAIRY MANURE (and other solid organic waste) with the awesome BioReactor Composting Technology.
Composting dairy manure (dewatered) with
the BioReactor is a winning solution to manure management in 3 ways. The resulting fibrous material makes an excellent & safe BEDDING material which cab replace other costly materials. Plus by converting manure into QUALITY compost you can capitalize on in the lucrative retail and wholesale market of organic fertilizer/soil amendments.
And finally, because traditional methods of managing manure are under legislative scrutiny, are creating health hazards and odor problems in the surrounding communities, and are causing damage to the environment, the BioReactor Composting Technology allows you to treat your huge volumes of dairy manure with technological innovation.
The BioReactor Composting Technology is a rotating drum that converts dewatered dairy
manure into compost. This in-vessel composting system is designed to successfully process manure by tightly controlling the parameters of the composting process. In other words, the BioReactor makes an ideal environment for the oxygen-loving bacteria to thrive and decompose the manure. The BioReactor will process large volumes of manure quickly, and will do so without the occurrence of hazardous leaches.
Independent test results have proven that the BioReactor composting technology will compost dewatered dairy manure in 4 days (or less), and will produce a light fluffy compost that is PATHOGEN FREE (including e-coli), odor-free, weed-seed free, insect larvae-fee and mature. Indeed, the compost bears no resemblance to the waste from which it was produced.
This compost has tremendous value if sold in bags or bulk because it makes an excellent
soil amendment due to its organic matter and nutrient content. Indeed, the compost no longer has harmful bacteria in it to cause disease so it can be spread on land close to water sources.
Site layouts are our speciality, and we would be happy to work with you to design a BioReactor Composting Solution specific for your farm needs. The BioReactor is available in a variety of sizes (the largest is 10′ diameter x 60′ long), and the size of machine required is determined by the volume of dairy manure produced per day. Note: a herd will utilize only 30% of the compost produced by that herd for bedding–the remainder is available for other purposes (selling or land application).
If you are planning to go to the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, KY February 11 to 14, 2015, please consider visiting us at booth 000827 in the PAVILION. Hope to see you there!
If so, stop in at the Farmer Automatic booth in Hall C booth number C13007 and learn how to successfully compost all poultry waste. There, you will find us, XACT Systems Inc. and the awesome BioReactor.
When you compost poultry litter and all your other poultry waste with the BioReactor, you will realize economic benefits (always a good thing), and environmental benefits. Converting waste into quality compost allows you to capitalize on the nutrient value of the waste. Because traditional methods of managing these wastes are incurring high costs, are creating health hazards and odor problems in the surrounding communities, and are causing damage to the environment, there is a need to treat these huge volumes of organic waste with technological innovation.
The BioReactor Composting System is a rotating drum that converts any solid organic waste into compost. It complies with the fundamentals of composting* regulations by tightly controlling the parameters of the composting process. The BioReactor makes an ideal environment for the oxygen-loving bacteria to thrive and decompose the material. The BioReactor will process large volumes of organic waste quickly, and will do so without the occurrence of hazardous leachates.
On Wednesday, January 28th, XACT Systems will make a presentation describing 2 separate pilot projects that were conducted on poultry farms composting various types of poultry waste. One test took place in Brazil and the other in New York State. The test results proved that the BioReactor composting system will compost organic poultry waste in 7 days (or less), and will produce a light fluffy compost that is pathogen-free (including salmonella and coliforms), odor-free, weed-seed free, insect larvae-fee and mature. Indeed, the compost bears no resemblance to the waste from which it was produced.
This compost has tremendous value if sold in bags or bulk because it makes an excellent soil amendment due to its organic matter and nutrient content. Indeed, the compost no longer has harmful bacteria in it to cause disease so can be spread on land close to water sources. Because the BioReactor is situated on site, the cost of hauling poultry waste is eliminated. Depending on the facility’s situation, the compost can be used on site or sold to others.
* Composting is defined as a process of biological decomposition of biodegradable organic fraction of the waste, carried out by a diverse population of organisms under controlled aerobic conditions and other parameters (ratio of carbon: nitrogen, moisture, temperature, pH, particle size, porosity, homogeneity of the mixture).
If you are planning to go to the International Poultry Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta January 27-29, 2015, please consider attending the presentation and visiting us at booth C13007. We will be at the Farmer Automatic booth in Hall C…again the booth number is C13007. Hope to see you there!