Mavitec turns manure into green energy and EcoChar
Mavitec Environmental developed an innovative gasification system that converts various kinds of manure into green energy and high value EcoChar: a new way of solving manure issues! Gasification is an environmental technology that offers a lot of advantages such as volume reduction up to 85%, renewable energy, reduction of CO2 and high valuable EcoChar, an amazing product that can be used as soil improver.
Gasification is a chemical reaction caused by heating pre-dried manure in an oxygen-starved environment. This way syngas is produced and the result of this process is a hot air stream. This energy can be (re)used for various purposes such as steam, hot water, hot air and electricity. Besides heat the gasifier produces EcoChar, a very valuable by-product of the gasification process. EcoChar still contains the mineral ash and fixed carbon, which offers great environmental advantages and economic value. EcoChar has a lot of unique properties: it’s carbon-rich, free from pathogens, it can hold up 2.5 times its own weight in water and guarantees less soak-away from high quality nutrients. A smart and sustainable solution for international manure issues and answer to growing need for soil fertility. Wageningen University Research (WUR) performed a desk study about the possible uses and regulations in Europe, initiated and funded by Mavitec, and is still focussing on EcoChar as water filtration.
Mavitec Environmental is part of the Dutch Mavitec Group, an international leader in the rendering industry. Mavitec is known for its high quality systems and equipment for rendering animal by-products that create the best nutrient values in the market. Mavitec has full scale gasification plants with a capacity of 1.5 up to 2.3 ton/hr, 24/7 operating in the U.S.A. (cow manure, chicken manure/litter), The Netherlands (pig manure) and Russia (layer poultry, turkey litter). Installations are under construction in the Middle East.
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