ECOCORP provides fully-automated plants for the anaerobic composting of green waste, food waste, and paper in combination with dewatered sewage sludge and/or animal manure and industrial/construction waste. Our custom designed plants range typically in size from 20,000 to 100,000 tons per year. Plants may be either ECOCORP or customer owned and operated. We offer under license commercially proven European technology to minimize risk.
The standard ECOCORP facility has an organic waste processing capacity of 50,000 tons per year. It requires one acre of industrially zoned land and provides a fully contained operation with respect to emissions of odors, air or water pollutants to the neighboring environment. The 50,000 tons of incoming waste are comprised of commercial wastes, including demolition lumber and gypsum waste as well as separated green wastes, food wastes and non-recyclable paper and dewatered sludge. The commercial wastes are presorted at the facility to remove recyclable paper products such as corrugated cardboard, plastics and metals as well as non-recyclable plastics.
The usable organic waste is converted into a number of commercial products including: bio-methane as an alternative motor fuel; a high quality, pathogen free compost as a soil conditioner and fertilizer supplement or fertilizer partial substitute; carbon dioxide as an industrial gas with a variety of uses; and gray water as a replacement of fresh water for irrigation, street sweeping and other applications. The compost is post processed mechanically to remove undesirable ingredients and is sold in bags and in bulk.
The generated products by a standard facility, based on an average composition of municipal wastes, sludge/manure and industrial/construction waste in the US, may include the following quantities each year during the 30 years of design life of the facility:
Anaerobic digestion as employed in our facilities:
ECOCORP sells the highest quality compost. Since it is processed at continuously monitored elevated temperature, it is free of pathogens.