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AgriLab Technologies completes new installation


October 25, 2010
By Manure Manager

October 14, 2010 – AgriLab Technologies, LLP has completed installation of its’ second project in North America.

October 14, 2010 – AgriLab Technologies, LLP has completed installation of its’ second project in North America.

The newest installation is on a dairy heifer calf raising facility near Albany, NY. The facility maintains 2000 head when full. The farm’s new composting and heat recovery system will help to eliminate the operation’s dependence on propane, while reducing diesel, electric and grid based energy dependence.

AgriLab Technologies has demonstrated that the farm can capture in excess of 1000 btu’s of energy from each ton of composting feedstock, per hour. The installation will process approximately 500 tons of material weekly, generating an average of 190,000 btu per hour or 4,560,000 btu daily. Systems are designed to scale needs.

The heat will be used to meet the facilities 11,000 gallon per day hot water needs and heat buildings on the complex. Finished, stabilized compost material will be used as livestock bedding and ultimately be field applied, reducing the farms dependence on chemical based fertilizer, derived from fossil fuels. This will help the farm improve soil health while protecting water resources and the environment.

System are powered by low energy, in-line electric fans on timers to create negative aeration through compost feed stock. Standard zone valves facilitate water circulation needs.

This technology is applicable to any farm or facility managing and composting organic waste feed stock, such as a livestock operation looking to maximize the benefits of waste diversion through aerobic composting.


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