Additional to BioGas, CCI’s reactors produce a continuous flow of liquid stabilized digestate (i.e. sludge). This continuous production of several m3 of digestate per day enables its application as a valuable raw material.
ClimeCo International's BioGas Reactor Digestate is a High-quality Organic Fertilizer
The digested organic output material is not only free of odors & pathogens, but also contains significant amounts of highly valuable plant nutrients (especially N, P, K), making it a high-quality organic fertilizer:
*all values as percentage of dry matter
Nutrients with Higher Absorption Rates than Synthetic Fertilizer
The specific combination of nutrients and their natural (non-synthetic) origin significantly increase their absorbtion rate by the plants' roots.
Ideal Combination with Composting of Organic Solids
The fresh digestate from CCI's reactors can be combined with solid organic production waste (e.g. Empty Fruit Bunches/EFB in palm oil mills) to increase composting velocity and nutrient value in the final compost.
The increased composting velocity significantly reduces the cost per m3 of compost (less energy consumption by the turning machinery and less surface area) and helps increase overall profitability of composting.
Organic Carbon increases Water Retention in Soil, Reduces Irrigation Cost
The high content of Total Organic Carbon (TOC) signifantly increases the soil's ability to retain water. After application of CCI's organic fertilizer the soil not only retains higher amounts of water per m3, but also over longer periods of time. As a consequence, soils treated with CCI's organic fertilizer require less irrigation during dry periods, significantly reducing irrigation cost.
Organic Fertilizer & Compost Can Replace up to 30% of Synthetic Fertilizer, Significant Reduction of Plantation Cost
The combination of organic fertilizer and composted EFB can replace up to 30% of typically used synthetic fertilizer in palm oil plantations.
Due to the fact that fertilizer is one of the key cost factors in palm fruit production, a 30% reduction in fertilizer cost significantly reduces the production cost in palm plantations.
Significant Reduction of Carbon Footprint
The industrial production of synthetic fertilizer creates massive emissions of Greenhouse Gases (primarily N2O emissions). The replacement of 30% of the synthetic fertilizer used in a palm oil plantation therefore also reduces the carbon footprint of palm oil production significantly and increases the potential for carbon credits.