Kewaunee County Chairman Ron Heuer on Manure Management

Kewaunee County, Wisconsin is at the forefront of changing how manure is managed. After decades of land spreading manure, they have seen a steady increase in groundwater contamination that has an estimated 30% of the county’s wells unsafe for drinking water.  County Chairman Ron Heuer writes on his blog (http://www.ronheuer.com/) about this issue and points to deploying on-farm technologies like the BioEliminator™ as critical to solving their groundwater problem. Chairman Heuer stated at a recent board meeting…”there are a number of companies that are moving quickly to provide these types of treatment solutions to dairy operators in Wisconsin, which are both affordable, highly efficient and commercially viable. Compared to traditional large scale anaerobic digestion/nutrient management systems which come in around $5000-$7000 per cow, require grants and/or subsidies and are just not scalable down to the smaller dairies, these new systems are now in the range of $1000-$2000 per cow, have compelling performance metrics and and can be installed at virtually any size dairy. As a result of these technology advancements, I believe there are some new and exciting opportunities for Kewaunee County to not only address our own groundwater quality issues but to help our important diary industry thrive and grow in an environmentally and economically sustainable way. And finally, I believe we have the opportunity to demonstrate real leadership and innovation in the State and become a model for other counties with similar issues”.

Don Heilman joins the Digested Organics Team

We welcome Don Heilman to our team as a Development Consultant.  Don is based in Middleton, Wisconsin and will work to develop projects and partnerships across Wisconsin as we look expand our operations in 2015.  Don has many years of experience working throughout several of the sensitive watersheds in Wisconsin, and he brings a wealth of knowledge to our efforts to treat dairy manure and help farmers more effectively manage nutrients through onsite treatment.

(Photo credit: Mike DeVries/ The Capital Times)

Demonstration Unit Winterized and Running Well!

The demonstration unit at the Wagner Dairy has been fully winterized so we can keep it running for the next several months in Wisconsin’s sub-zero climate.  In addition to insulating the container housing the treatment tanks, we have insulated and heated all the lines and the BioMicronizer pump and nozzle.

The latest data from the demo unit has continued to show exceptional treatment efficiency, with very high rates of organic matter conversion to biogas and removal of total suspended solids and phosphorus.  For a complete analysis, please download the latest report.

Come visit us at the World Dairy Expo!

Come meet the Digested Organics team and see our demonstration unit at the World Dairy Expo, Sept. 30th to Oct. 4th.

We are exhibiting at Booth #443 in the Arena Building and will have tours each day to our BioEliminator™ unit at the Wagner Dairy in Middleton, WI.

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Please contact us today to reserve a spot on the tour and be sure to stop by our booth to learn more about how a BioEliminator™ and BioSupport™ can help you save money while improving the health and productivity of your herd, generating renewable energy, and protecting vital land and water resources in your community.

BioEliminator™ Demonstration Unit Moved to Wagner Dairy Farm in Middleton, WI

The BioEliminator™ demonstration unit was moved at the end of August from Michigan State University, where it was treating digestate, to the Wagner Dairy Farm in Middleton, Wisconsin.  The unit is designed to treat between 150-200 gallons per day of liquid dairy manure. Since the BioEliminator™ arrives onsite pre-assembled and ready to plug and play, it was quickly commissioned and is currently processing the liquid discharge from the Wagner’s screw press separators.

The liquid manure is prepared for treatment using our BioMicronizer™ process and then passes through the BioEliminator™ system. Within 3 months, we anticipate the unit will produce biogas containing 80% methane as well as a greywater effluent containing very low levels of organics, nitrogen, and phosphorus.

Please come visit our demonstration facility during the World Dairy Expo (Sept. 30th to Oct. 4th) or by appointment.  Please contact COO Chris Maloney for more information or to schedule a visit at chris.maloney@digestedorganics.com.

 

New Vertical Hydroponics Towers Installed on BioEliminator™ Demo Unit

We recently installed a set of ZipGrow Towers on our demonstration BioEliminator™ unit.  We planted a variety of edible plants, like basil and mint, and setup a recirculating pump to drip water containing nutrients through the towers.  We will soon begin using the treated effluent from the BioEliminator™ as the liquid media.  This is a great way to make your BioEliminator™ look great and be uniquely functional–grow food for your facility using nutrients from your organic waste.

For more information on ZipGrow towers, check out www.brightagrotech.com

Open House at Our Demonstration Unit August 11th

Come visit us on August 11th to learn more about our BioEliminator™ Organic Waste Treatment System.  Several dairy farms have already confirmed attendance—please contact us if you’d like to join us.

News: “Food-Waste Recycling Faces Hiccups”

See what the Wall Street Journal has to say about food waste recycling….

“I see a nationwide push on this, because it’s the biggest segment in the solid waste pile today,” said Michael OConnell, executive director of Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corp., the quasi-state body that runs the landfill. But “the infrastructure’s not there” for food recycling. 

With a BioEliminator™ Organic Waste Treatment System, you don’t need a nearby compost facility or commercial-scale anaerobic digester–you can divert your organic waste from the landfill by converting it to energy and reusable water onsite.

Please give us a call today to learn more!  734-418-8016 or email at info@digestedorganics.com

Come visit us at the Massachusetts Commercial Food Waste Vendor Fair!

We invite you to attend our vendor table at the upcoming Massachusetts Commercial Food Waste Vendor Fair  on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center, 1657 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01701.

Doors will be open from 9:00 AM—2:00 PM.  This is an open door event with no registration fee for attendees. Light refreshments will be served. This is a unique opportunity for entities like restaurants, hospitals, colleges & universities, property managers, dining services contractors, food processors/manufacturers, supermarkets, businesses, facilities managers and other food waste generators to connect with recyclers and composting solutions in order to comply with the October 1, 2014 Food Waste Ban.

To register to attend, please click here.

Please visit this site for more information on this event.