SYSTEMS TO PROCESS WASTE ON-SITE

OSCA

OSCA ??? Processing 50 ??? 300kgs of mixed waste per day

The OSCA is an automated, aerobic composter which processes organic waste through a continual system into a high quality, safe and immediately useable garden compost within two weeks. The system utilizes minimal energy, is easy to use and safe in operation. The OSCA system can be installed in a small space with minimal site works required. Adding optional equipment such as small-scale shedders and dewater units the OSCA is a versatile solution to manage onsite compostable waste. For the past year, Australian Composting Technologies have been further developing the OSCA Bite-size with Global Composting Solutions in NZ.

Hot rot

HotRot ??? Processing from 300kg to 10???s of tonnes of compostable waste per day

The HotRot systems are scalable modular composting systems with flexibility to process waste volumes from 100 to 50,000 tonnes per annum. Like OSCA, the HotRot is an automated, aerobic composter and can process a multitude of organic waste, from on-site food waste through to bio-solids and large scale industrial waste. The HotRot is not simply a composting unit, it is a system within an integrated solution, from waste reception, through pre-processing, composting and final product handling and use. HotRot systems have been employed widely in Northern Canada, West Africa, Asia, Australia, NZ and the Pacific.

Bio-Conversion Unit

Bio-Conversion Units

The Bio-Conversion Units utilise bugs and other biology to efficiently turn compost or food waste into an extremely high value resource. This value added compost supports soil life. The units include BSF Composting Units.

Black Soldier Fly Larvae

BSF Composting Units

Australian Composting Technologies are currently utilizing Black Soldier Fly Larvae to process waste, which they do in abundance. The larvae will eat any food waste (bread, meat, fruit, vegetables, manures, biowaste, etc.) The larvae themselves at the end of their life are full of protein (greater than 40%); protein which can be used to feed animals currently fed on much more environmentally impacting proteins. A single acre of black soldier fly larvae can produce more protein than 3,000 acres of cattle or 130 acres of soybeans. The larvae can replace fishmeal, which is causing the over-exploitation of the world???s oceans and replace soya used in animal feed which contributes significantly to the destruction of the world???s rainforests. The larvae can process all manner of human wastes without generating much greenhouse gas. They can be processed into a kind of plastic and are being investigated for their Styrofoam digesting capabilities.

The bi-product (waste bedding) used for the Soldier Fly Larvae, Fras, can also be used for a multitude of applications, not least, feeding cattle. With farmers currently struggling to provide fodder for their cattle in Australia???s drought conditions Soldier Flies waste may provide a solution.

Australian Composting Technologies are currently working to find solutions for many of our problems within a circular economy framework. We will all be hearing a lot more about the Black Soldier Fly in the future!

PRE-COMPOSTING SYSTEMS

Wastepro

Water Extraction Systems

Where food waste is too wet for composting, Australian Composting Technologies can supply dewatering units which not only dewater food waste but also macerate it, further improving the compostability. ACT is now supplying an efficient waste de-waterer which can reduce the volume of food waste by 80% and the mass by up to 60%. The de-waterer can be installed in kitchens where they can process up to 700kg of food waste every hour. The compacted solid waste can then be fed straight into OSCA for composting, allowing much greater efficiency in the composting process. The de-waterer reduces waste storage, transport and labour, and self-empties and cleans.

These units actively encourage recycling in kitchens due to their ease of use, and reduce the necessity for waste collection. Processing waste on-site not only allows sites to reduce waste disposal costs but also contributes to reduced environmental footprint ??? future proofing any business.

SYSTEM TO AID ON-SITE COMPOST USE

Extractor

LUCE ??? Liquid Compost Extraction Unit

Australian Composting Technologies are pleased to introduce our Liquid Compost Extraction Unit – LUCIE – the first Australian designed and manufactured extraction system. The LUCIE systems has been designed to aid farmers and growers to return the beneficial microbes from compost to the soil, which reduces the need for watering, fertilisers, herbicides and pesticides.

Liquid compost extraction is different to compost tea brewing; it allows minerals, humus, and microbes to be extracted from compost in a fast and efficient process. Rather than having to brew for 24 hours, the Liquid Compost Extraction Unit allows liquid compost to be extracted continuously, with rates of up to three batches per hour. In addition, the liquid can be safely stored and used over a two week period, rather than having to be used within 24hrs. The microbial diversity that exists in the compost is preserved, but remains inactive until feeding prior to application.

Microbial diversity is essential for crop production with each species performing a specific function related to the growth and development of crops.
The Liquid Compost Extraction Unit is an essential piece of equipment for anyone who wants to improve their soil. Building soil health using basic biological management increases soil organic matter, water and carbon storage capabilities, soil stability and growing outcomes.

The Liquid Compost Extraction technology developed by ACT, allows farmers, viticulturists, horticulturalists, agriculturalists, and groundskeepers to naturally improve their soil as a growing medium. With better understanding of biological farming and rising environmental, economic and health costs of fertilisers, insecticides and fungicides, ACT???s compost brewing system can help you better future proof your crops, pasture, sports grounds, parks and gardens.

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Composting for the future ??? waste to valuable resource.

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