Compost Slaughterhouse Renderings & Carcasses

Compost Slaughterhouse Renderings & Carcasses completely using the BioReactor by XACT Systems.  It makes sense for an organic beef operation to choose to compost the renderings from its slaughter house because this method of organic waste management jives with the overall objectives and philosophy of the organic meat industry.

This BioReactor Composting System is designed to compost slaughterhouse renderings & carcasses. (The carcasses have to be small or cut up) It can also handle other organic wastes such as manure, spoiled feed etc.

This site layout illustrates the complete composting process of the organic waste material from the mixer, the BioReactor to the short term curing piles.

This type of composting system (using multiple rotating vessels) can be scaled to any size to handle any volume of waste material/amendments.  The BioReactor is available in many sizes.  The smallest BioReactor is 5′ diameter x 10′ long while the largest is 10′ diameter x 60′ long (1.5 m diameter x 3m long) to 3m diameter x 18 m long).

Site Layout Description

In this particular scenario, the entire operation is inside (this is not always necessary for all facilities).  In order to compost slaughterhouse renderings & carcasses, the waste/amendments are loaded into a mixer.  The purpose of this initial step is to blend the various waste materials into a homogenous mixture.  This mixture is then discharged onto a conveyor and conveyed up to the infeed opening which is located in the upper quadrant of the end of the BioReactor.  The BioReactor has fixed ends.  A consequence of this unique feature allows the vessel to big filled to 70% capacity.

Another unique feature of the BioReactor are the Blending Bars.  The rotating drum turns SLOWLY and this rotation with the help of the Blending Bars causes the mixture to tumble inside.  This tumbling action greatly facilitates the aerobic composting process.  There is ample oxygen available to the naturally occurring aerobic bacteria and they thrive–multiplying their population exponentially–and decomposing the waste material at a phenomenal speed.

In addition, the high temperatures (thermophilic) required to compost any waste successfully are easily maintained by the BioReactor using the Negative Ventilation Fan.  This fan is located at the discharge end of the BioReactor and can be ducted into a BioFilter if odour control is an issue.

When ready for discharge, the discharge door/auger opens/unloads the compost onto an incline conveyor.  Then the compost is piled and stored for a short term curing period.  Skid steers are used to handle the piles as needed.

Typically, the length of time from start to finish is under 30 days.  To learn more about various possibilities of a composting operation check out www.xactsystemscomposting.com

 

New XACT Systems’ Composting Technology Videos Just Posted To YouTube

Composting Technology Videos

Rotation Speed & Odor Control
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zlt8hOoDt8
The successful odor-free composting process of organic waste in the BioReactor is dependent upon a few factors.  One of these is the rotation speed of the drum itself.  The BioReactor by XACT Systems Inc. rotates very very slowly as shown in this video.  This allows the material inside the composter to gently tumble.  In turn, this gentle tumbling allows each and every particle of the waste material to be exposed to the oxygen present in the ambient air.  The oxygen-loving bacteria which naturally occur in the waste are therefore “knee deep” in the oxygen and thus thriving, multiplying and decomposing (eating) the waste material at a highly accelerated rate.  The by-products of such highly aerobic decomposition is simply water vapour (H20) and carbon dioxide C02.  Neither of these gases are odorous, noxious or harmful. So, by using the BioReactor Technology to compost organic waste, you can do so quickly and in a virtually odor-free manner.
Discharged Compost is Virtually Odorless!  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdZgBOqTJWI
 The composting process in the BioReactor is highly aerobic due to the ventilation systems and slow tumbling action of the organic waste inside the BioReactor.  As a result the compost upon discharge, is odor-free.  Typical composting time varies from 3 to 7 days depending on the waste material to be composted
composting technology videos

Advanced composting technology such as the BioReactor can produce compost that is virtually odor-free.

Dewater Dairy Manure 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HggJ3PWIY9Q
 Composting dairy manure in XACT Systems BioReactor typically requires that the manure be dewatered prior to loading into the composter.  The optimum moisture content of any organic waste to be composted is approximately 65%
Please click on any of the links above to view the new composting technology videos.  Many thanks.  D

 

Manure Composting Equipment at Pete and Gerry’s Organic Egg Farm

industrial composting technology for composting manure, mortalities,  litter, egg processing waste

This BioReactor is 6′ diameter by 30′ long and is able to compost manure as well as many other forms of organic waste.

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.

The manure composting equipment chosen for the job is the BioReactor Composting System built by XACT Systems Inc.

manure composting equipment

Organic poultry farm composts poultry manure to determine viability of producing and marketing compost made from manure of the organic laying hen farm. The BioReactor discharges the finished compost onto a conveyor.

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.

 

BioReactor Composting Technology

BioReactor Composting Technology Features at the 2015 National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville KY

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 Composting Technology makes compost for bedding from dewatered dairy manure

Compost Bedding Made By the BioReactor Composting Technology

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 the Solution!

The BioReactor Composting Technology is a rotating drum that converts dewatered dairy

Composting manure for bedding a dairy herd using the BioReactor Composting Technology

The rotating drum composting technology–better known as the XACT BioReactor- is ideal for fast composting, ease of operation, and trouble free service.

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

In-vessel composting technology for composting organic solid waste

BioReactor Composting System with In-feed and Discharge Conveyors, BioFilter & Future Expansion Capability.

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!

Food Waste Composted with the In-Vessel Composter by XACT

Composting Food Waste Generated by 8,000 Room Resort in Cancun

Food waste composting

Food waste from the kitchens and dining rooms is collected separately and taken to the on-site composter for fast composting.

Food waste composted with the in vessel composter by XACT is solving the organic waste problem of an 8,000 room hotel in Cancun, Mexico.  The Cancun Palace Resort generates 2500 tons of organic waste per year, and wanted/needed to reduce their high waste haulage costs and landfill tipping fees.  In addition, the hotel management wanted to take meaningful action to reduce their GHG emissions.

The Palace Resort was able to solve both objectives effectively by choosing the BioReactor by XACT Systems to compost their organic waste.    As an added bonus, the Cancun Palace Hotel’s corporate image is enhanced by their responsible waste management initiative.  Plus the benefits don’t stop there!  The Return On Investment (ROI) is only 18 months making the investment in the BioReactor Composting System a savvy decision in all respects.

Food Waste and Garden Waste are the Feedstocks

The BioReactor is composting food waste from the kitchens and dining rooms as well as green and brown gardening residue.  The waste is processed in the in-vessel composter for 5 days.  Upon discharge, the compost is pathogen-free, weed seed-free and virtually odorless.

Composting in the BioReactor Is Followed by Vermicomposting

Composting Food Waste

The BioReactor is 8′ diameter by 40′ long. The food waste, green and brown plant residue are composted in the vessel in 5 days.

The next step in the operation is for the compost to be placed in the worm bins for further decomposition.  Vermicompost is process of decomposition of organic waste using worms.  The castings (or worm manure) have a high saturation of water soluble nutrients (readily plant available) and makes an excellent organic fertilizer and soil conditioner.  The Cancun Palace Resort uses the castings in their own nursery, gardens, flower beds, and on the golf course.

In-Vessel Composting System is Put Through Its Paces and Performs Well

Our In-Vessel Composting System Is Being Put Through Its Paces and Performs Well

XACT’s in-vessel composting system is being put to the test in a pilot project using various solid organic materials and amendments.  One of the tests included small animal/bird mortalities as a feedstock.  Recently, one of the superb composts produced used the following feedstocks:

Composting food waste and other organic solid waste with the Compact BioReactor.

In-Vessel Composting System Using XACT Systems’ BioReactor for a
Pilot Project to Test Various Organic Waste Including Food Waste.

This project has been implemented  to confirm the BioReactor’s performance and to determine best practises for the composting process protocols  and feedstocks.  This in-vessel composting system is comprised of a 5′ diameter  x 10′ long vessel, a mixer and conveyor and is situated in a hoop building.  It has been running tests for approximately 6 months trouble free.  Satisfied with the pilot project results, this company is ready to take on the full “meal deal” and   get started commercially on a large scale with a 1060 BioReactor.

The Value of Pilot Projects

Pilot projects allow a facility to:

An in-vessel composting system, such as the Compact BioReactor, lend itself perfectly for pilot projects:

  1. The system is totally self-contained.  Typically, a mixer and conveyor come with the rotating drum in order to facilitate blending and loading.
  2. The BioReactor composting system comes completely wired and ready to go….just plug and play! (3 phase or single phase options)
  3. This composting system comes equipped with variable speed return air fan.
  4. The friction drive systems has extremely low energy requirements.
  5. The system is very quiet and pristine.
  6. The Compact composting system can be place on a flat bed trailer and moved from site to site.

 

 

 

XACT Systems Composter Seminar at the Waste Expo 2015

The Waste Expo 2015 in Atlanta features a seminar afternoon on the 29th of April.   In the 1:00 pm slot will be a presentation showing the advantages of XACT Systems’ in-vessel composter (BioReactor) and the various installations we have around the world .  This presentation will take place on Tuesday (the first day of the show) in the Organic Waste Management section.

Booth 5440.  Look for this logo in the Organic Management section at the Waste Expo 2015

Look for this logo in Booth 5440 in the Organic Management section at the Waste Expo 2015

XACT SYSTEMS BOOTH

Our booth 5440 is also located in this section….just keep a lookout for our logo.  So if you would like to discuss your particular composting project as well as learn about the BioReactor technology and installations around the world, please stop by.

COMPOST SAMPLES

We will have samples of compost made from food waste, other organic waste and amendments in the BioReactor in just 4 to 5 days.  Come see it for yourself so that you can appreciate its potential dollar value, soil value, and plant value.  For those of you looking for free passes to the show, simply get in touch with me and I will see that you get all that you need.  www.xactsystemscomposting.com.  Remember the Waste Expo 2015 begins on April 29th and runs for 3 days.  Hope to see you there!  Many thanks, D

Food Waste Composting: Fast, Easy, Minimal Odor

Food Waste Composting with XACT Systems BioReactor is Fast, Easy, Minimal Odor

…but you don’t have to take my word for it!  Here is a letter we just received from the operations manager of Alaska Waste describing their operation and their experience with the BioReactor composting food waste and horse manure.

“At the Alaska Waste headquarters in Anchorage, Alaska, we use the XACT composting system that allows us to produce just over 1 million pounds of raw, immature compost annually. We began production in January 2009 and have been able to consistently produce quality compost at a rate of 30yd3  per 5 day work week with only one technician and one cleaning laborer. The technician drives the green waste collection route as well as grinds/mixes the compost ingredients, offloads and stockpiles the raw compost, and maintains the equipment. The cleaning laborer is required due to the fact our operation is indoors and located in midtown Anchorage, which demands minimal odor. We receive our brown waste from environmentally conscience companies looking for an alternative to the local landfill.

The XACT system has required only preventative maintenance with no extended lost production repairs. In fact, most of our maintenance and safety concerns are related to the conveyers that are responsible for the loading and offloading of the vessel. If properly maintained the XACT system will last for decades of continuous operation. It is a simple and very efficient means to producing high grade compost in considerably less time than traditional methods.”

This BioReactor is composting food waste.

This BioReactor is composting food waste.

Exhaust Duct at Discharge End of the In vessel Composter.
Exhaust Duct at Discharge End of the Invessel Composter.

 

Compost or Dried Dairy Manure For Bedding The Herd

Manure composted for bedding the dairy herd using the BioReactor by XACT.

Manure composted for bedding the dairy herd using the BioReactor by XACT.

Compost or Dried Dairy Manure For Bedding The Herd

The BioReactor will make bedding to meet the a farmers specifications.  By adjusting the time that the manure is kept in the BioReactor, either dried or composted bedding is produced.

Quick Time:  If you choose to simply dry the manure for bedding then the manure is kept in the BioReactor for a shorter period of time (18 to 24 hours).

Compost Time:  If you choose to convert the manure to compost that is pathogen free then the manure is kept in the BioReactor for 72 hours at a temperature of 150o F (55o C).  This protocol is based on the “Time and Temperature” standards set down by the EPA. Cows like the light fluffy texture of compost for bedding.  Because it is sanitized (proven pathogen free), managing the herd’s health is easier and less worrisome.

The BioReactor offers farmers a choice of beddings.  Either way, the BioReactor is the better technology for solid manure management.

 

 

I Want 3 Tractor Trailer Loads of This Compost Right Away!

Last fall we were at a trade show and on the table of our booth we had a bucket of fresh compost from our customer’s BioReactor.  It was great looking compost–dry, fluffy, no odor and so on.  So, a gentleman walked by the booth, took one look at the compost and said, “I want 3 tractor trailer loads of this compost right away!”  We were flabbergasted.  This man was in the business of growing organic hops for an organic beer brewer, and the compost from the BioReactor was just what he needed to boost the health of his soil and get better crop yields.  What really got him enthusiastic was the quality of the compost and that he could get all that he wanted so close to his farm.

Compost Discharged After 4 Days

Compost Discharged After 4 Days

You see, our customer is composting the manure from a 1700 cow dairy herd, and there is lots and lots and lots of compost being produced from the manure on a daily basis.  Typically, upon discharge after 4 days, the compost is about 75% mature which means all the pathogens have been killed, the weed seeds are destroyed and there is virtually no odor.  This compost is ready to spread on a field and is an excellent soil amendment from so many perspectives…moisture retention, organics booster, nutrient value, suppresses plant disease, controls weeds, balances the soils pH and improve the soil structure.    This compost has tremendous value which positively impacts the bottom line–and this hop grower knew that.  Needless to say, we connected the hops grower to our customer.

Time after time, we get asked by people who are evaluating the prospect of composting solid organic waste (regardless of what the waste is), they wonder “What can I do with the compost?”  They don’t realize the value of the product they are making because they are only focused on finding a solution to get rid of the troublesome waste.  But, by making GOOD compost from the waste, they now have created an opportunity to make money from the product (compost) in addition to solving their waste management problem.  Evidently, there a many markets available to compost producers, and it is just a matter of making the connection.  When the composting operation makes consistent high quality compost such as that which can be produced by the BioReactor, the customers may indeed beat a path to your door!   Many thanks for you time today, and please let me know if we can be of any help to you with your waste management problems, AND marketing your compost!  D

 

 

 

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