Technology Advancement team comprised of highly experienced experts in the manure management technology fields developed a 9-Point Technology Scoring System to universally evaluate and rate all technologies in the catalog. This 9-Point Technology Scoring System indicates the status and assists in the tracking the progress of the technology in the key areas of Commerical Viability, Economic & Industry Value, and Transparency & Interaction.
Operational History (currently operating on 3 farms)
Operational Reliability (record of 12 months reliable performance on 3 farms)
Market Penetration (installed on 10 farms)
Capital Costs Identified (installed CAPEX is clear)
Operations and Maintenance Cost Identified (actual OPEX is clear)
Vendor Information Sharing (Business & Technology Information)
Value Proposition (delivers identifiable value to the farm)
Case Study (completed Case Study)
Customer Reviews (3 farmers indicating they would recommend it to a colleague)
A technology that demonstrates high marks on the 9-Point Technology Criteria will receive a designation. Any technology that has not yet met all the criteria of being “ Recognized”, but feels is promising and heading in the right direction will receive a designation. Technologies designated as Not Vender Verified, is aware of, but is still working to provide accurate and verified information as it becomes available.