Composting offers the benefits of resource efficiency and creating a useful product from organic waste that would otherwise have been landfilled and can offset the need for chemical fertilizer. The composting station is designed to utilize organic waste materials from slaughterhouses, meat and fish processing, as well as food waste, paper, timber, green waste and animal manure.

Composting Plant Process:

The waste is ground and shredded to a uniform size and then mixed in a controlled way to ensure desired properties of the composting mixture (C/N-ratio, moisture content, etc.). The composting mixture heats in drums under controlled aeration. The temperature of the mixture is higher than 70°C for at least one hour, which fulfills the EU’s animal by-product regulation (EU ABPR). Digestion time in drums is 8-12 days followed by a maturing period outdoors, which is typically 3-6 months.

The amount of the compost produced is generally a maximum of 50-60% of the amount of treated organic waste Beacon Group can support any and all aspects of the challenge of developing and operating an organics recycling facility. We provide support in all areas of facility planning, permitting, design, construction, and operation.

A full list of services includes:

  • Planning Studies
  • Waste Stream Assessments
  • Technology Assessments
  • Process Evaluations
  • Economic Studies
  • Siting Analysis
  • Environmental Impact Statements
  • Environmental Permitting

Materials Recovery Design: 

  • Material Flow Analysis
  • Building Design
  • Storage Requirements
  • Material Handling Design
  • Sorting Systems
  • Baling Systems
  • Emission Odor Control
  • Instrumentation/Control
  • Vendor Procurement
  • Plans & Specifications

Composting Design: 

  • Pre-processing Considerations
  • Process Design Modeling
  • Materials Handling and Transport
  • Size Reduction Requirements
  • Mixing Requirements
  • Aeration Requirements
  • Digestion Systems
  • Instrumentation/Controls
  • Emission Odor Control
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Facilities
  • Facility Enclosure
  • Baling Systems
  • Use of Amendments
  • Plans and Specifications
  • Bid Documents

Construction Services: 

  • Construction Inspection
  • Construction Management
  • Start-up Testing
  • Performance Testing
  • As-built drawings
  • Claims Management

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