Mitigate Gas Price Increase By Upgrading to BioReactor

Gas price increases, according to industry analysts, are here to stay, and will affect every aspect of your business–especially waste management costs.

When you are thinking about how to mitigate these cost increases, please consider the BioReactor by XACT as your solid organic waste solution. The enclosed rotating drum BioReactor Composting System….

…does not use gas or diesel fuel (imagine no fuel bill at all)!
…runs on electricity with extremely low energy consumption.

…is advanced composting technology which allows for composting on site (thus eliminating haulage fees and tipping fees).

…is available in sizes small enough to suit a commercial plants, universities, hospitals, schools, grocery stores, resorts, hotels, zoos, entertainment facilities and much more.

…is also available in sizes large enough for organic waste diversion programs from landfills on the scale of municipalities, food processing plants, agricultural operations, and biosolids from waste water treatment facilities.
…has proven over and over again to be the best business decision you can make in terms of organic waste management.

….pencils the best of all the composting methods available today when you consider and calculate what are the total costs versus how much money you can save and make!

…the shortest time frame for Return on Investment…in other words, the BioReactor will have paid for itself long before other technologies including windrow operations.

Contact us anytime to find out how the XACT BioReactor can help you reduce your fuel bill and at the same time increase your revenue.

Its easier than you think, so let’s get started.

Many thanks.  D



XACT’s BioReactor Selected by Mexico Composter Company

XACT Systems’ BioReactor has been selected by COMPOSTAmex of Mexico to provide in-vessel, rotating drum composting solutions for their world renown clients.

COMPOSTAmex has over 12 years of successful experience in providing traditional composting equipment and guidance for solid organic waste conversion.   Recently, just as in other regions, COMPOSTAmex has recognized that some situations require faster processing in tightly confined spaces, yet still producing excellent quality compost.  Enter the BioReactor….which does all of this and more!   Armed with the BioReactor, COMPOSTAmex has broadened its opportunities to include a variety of manufacturing operations such as auto plant facilities, tequila manufacturers, resorts, computer companies, food production plants and so on.  Food waste, cafeteria waste, processing waste and other organic materials commonly found on such sites will be “grist for the mill” (feedstocks).  We are honored to have been chosen by COMPOSTAmex and look forward to serving them and their clients.  Gracias!

Urban Composting Can Capitalize on the New Trend of Urban Farming

Urban composting with the BioReactor by XACT offers savvy businesses the opportunity to capitalize on the growing trend for local food production better know as Urban Farming.  Let’s talk about this new Local Food Movement and then see how the BioReactor fits into the picture.

A new study from The Ohio State University suggests that most modern cities have the potential to grow up to 100 percent of their current needs for produce and other items.  The study, “Can cities become self-reliant in food?,” conducted by Parwinder Grewal, professor of entomology and director of the Center for Urban Environment and Economic Development at Ohio State University, suggests that a city such as Cleveland, OH, could produce most of the food its citizens need.

The report states that “While not trivial, current local food production only accounts for 1.7 percent ($1.5 million) of the $89 million Cleveland spends annually on fresh produce, and 0.1 percent of the city’s total food and beverage expenditures. However, the potential for food self-reliance is significantly higher considering available space in the city.”

The study determined that Cleveland has more than 3,000 acres of vacant lots that are the result of years of manufacturing job losses, the recent economic downturn and a high rate of home foreclosures. He also found 2,900 acres of flat rooftops.

This study indicates that “the city can prevent economic leakage anywhere from $27 million to $115 million annually by increasing its production of fresh produce, poultry and honey. This could boost the city’s economy and lead to increased job creation.”  In addition, local food production has many other benefits, such as boosting access to and consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables; cut obesity rates due to consumption of healthy food and increased physical activity; promote a sense of community and decrease crime activity; and raise property values as vacant lots are put to attractive and productive use.

Urban farming can also reduce human impact on the environment. Professor Grewal said food in the U.S. travels an average of 1,500 miles from the farm to the consumer’s plate, requiring large amounts of fuel and energy for transportation and refrigeration. Additionally, increasing green space in the city through farms and gardens can boost carbon storage in the soil, reduce problems associated with stormwater runoff, and curtail the urban heat island effect.

“Just like the organic food movement, where it was about five to six years ago, the local food movement is gaining a similar type of momentum right now, and every city has the potential to at least increase its local self-sufficiency and resilience by producing its own food.”

This study certainly makes sense, and the BioReactor Mini, such as the 510 or 515  makes it a viable economic and environmental business endeavor.  All the features of the XACT BioReactor scream “Urban”.  From the fast throughput to the quiet operation to the odorless processing there is no better composting system for organic waste conversion.  Couple the BioReactor technology with the staggering food waste produced from schools, restaurants, hospitals, and grocery stores and then utilize the finished compost for Urban Farm–it makes cents (lots of them)!

BioReactor Composting System Goes Mobile

5' x 15' Mobille BioReactor with Mixer and Generator

5′ x 15′ Mobille BioReactor with Mixer and Generator

This BioReactor Composting Systems built by XACT is mounted on a rugged dual axle trailer for an operation which needs to travel from site to site–including remote locations. So, it has its own generator mounted on the front  (silver box).  The  entire system includes a  5′ x 15′ insulated BioReactor, a mixer/blender with conveyor, a control panel and the generator.  The volume of organic waste the 5 x 15 rotating drum can compost per day, based on a 4 day retention, is about 1.9 cubic yards (this value can vary depending on the waste to be composted and the length of time the waste remains in the BioReactor).  As you would expect from XACT, this mobile unit is available in other sizes of vessels and it can be made stationary as well.  Why you can even order this system with a bio-filter if need be.  It is perfect for pilot projects, R & D, institutional use, urban locations–the list goes on and on.   Feel free to contact us to discuss your next composting project.  Many thanks.  D

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XACT BioReactor Turns Waste Into Revenue

No doubt, you have heard this:  Waste is not waste until you waste it!  This is so true.  If your operation is generating a solid organic waste material, don’t just get rid of it because it can be converted to a revenue generating commodity.  Don’t waste your waste….compost it with the XACT BioReactor.  No matter whether the material is food waste, biosolids, manure, or any solid organic, it can be successfully composted.  The BioReactor allows you to compost on your site using a very small footprint and do so in a fast, quiet, odor-free fashion.  The other good news is that composting with the BioReactor pencils very, very well.  By eliminating typical haulage costs, tipping fees, storage costs etc, you can realize a timely return on your investment.  If the next step is then taken–that is marketing the compost, the added revenue generated by the sales of the superior compost that the BioReactor creates goes straight to your bottom line.  Remarkably, it truly is all good, so I encourage you to investigate this opportunity.

Waste not, want not!  Many thanks.  D

BioReactor Wins Approval

The BioReactor drew much attention at the recent annual US Composting Council Conference and Trade Show.  The XACT technology is winning approval because of its capacity to:  reduce odor and leachate problems, eliminate the need for huge tracts of land, and offers tremendous throughput.  Many participants were excited to learn that the BioReactor offers better ROI than industry standards.  The smaller sizes were especially of interest at this conference.

The need to compost food waste on site at institutions such as hospitals, universities, schools, etc. was very evident, and the smaller BioReactors are perfect for these applications.  A BioReactor installation is clean, safe, quiet and professional.  The equipment meets OHSA safety standards.  The slow rotation of the BioReactor using a friction drive system is driven with a remarkable small hp electric motor.  This feature is hugely advantageous from the operating costs perspective as well.  If any of this information strikes a cord with you, please feel free to get in touch at any time.  Check photos of the units on our website (for some reason I couldn’t attach them to the blog this time).  Many thanks.  Doreen

Composter Ideal For Schools’ Green Initiatives.

Compact BioReactor Discharge End

Compact BioReactor Discharge End

Compact BioReactors like this one can have a big impact on a school’s organic waste management challenges.  It has fast throughput, produces stable compost in 4 to 7 days, produces no odors or emissions.  It is suitable for situations where 1 to 4 cubic yards of waste need to be processed daily.  This BioReactor has a friction drive and it is powered by a 1.5 hp motor.

This technology is ideal for schools or universities.  If you are concerned about teaching good environmental values and indeed acting in an environmentally responsible way, then the BioReactor could be just what you need.  Why not consider this unit for a pilot project.   As you can see, the footprint required is pint sized, and it is easy to use, clean and quiet to operate, and controls odors.  The opportunity to save hauling costs and enhance your “Green” image is available now…so why not find out a more.  It would be my pleasure to help answer any questions about how the BioReactor can enhance your leadership in the community and commitment to the environment.

The “NOW” Composter

Are you frustrated with the tremendous amount of organic waste created in our communities along with the persistent total lack of creativity in ways of disposing of it?  Perhaps the answer to this problem can be found in the wisdom of 2 ideas. 1) Think Globally, Act Locally. 2) Grassroots Action. At XACT Systems, where I work, we offer a composting system that will allow you to take action now with an environmentally and economically viable system – on a extremely small footprint – handling the amount of waste per day that you need to – odor control up the wazoo – within the confines of your community. At the core of the system is the BioReactor which converts organic waste into compost NOW. Your concern is our concern and that is why the XACT BioReactor was created….to be part of the solution. I would be very grateful, if you would take a look at this system when you get a free minute. Many thanks.  D

Composting Facility Design Composts 2 Separate Waste StreamsUsing 4 BioReactors by XACT

Site Layout for 2 Waste Streams and 4 BioReactors.

Site Layout for 2 Waste Streams and 4 BioReactors.

A composting facility design using 4 XACT BioReactors accommodates 2 different waste streams.  In this situation, the waste streams are biosolids and mixed solid organics.  Note the building in the foreground which has a wall dividing the tipping floor which keeps the waste streams separate.  The 2 vessels on the left compost one type of waste while the 2 on the right compost the other waste stream.  In this case, the discharged compost needed to stored for a period of time so it is automatically conveyed into the building in the background for that purpose.   One of the requirements of this facility being built is this jurisdiction was that there be odor control technology included.  Therefore there are 2 biofilters: one services the waste receiving building and the other services all the drums.    If you are thinking about how to design your composting facility, please give us a call.  The design possibilities know no limits.  Thanks so much for your time and consideration.  Doreen

Food Waste Composting In XACT BioReactor

Exhaust Duct at Discharge End

Exhaust Duct at Discharge End

Food waste composting with XACT’s BioReactor is under control.  Using negative ventilation, clean air is drawn into the vessel, and the exhausted air is captured in the duct work located at the discharge end of the BioReactor.  The air is directed to a biofilter for filtration before being released to the atmosphere.

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