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CST Industries, Inc – Storage Tanks

CST Industries is the world's leading complete storage and cover solution provider for BioEnergy applications.

About the Company:

When you need components and options for state-of-the-art BioEnergy storage solutions, turn to CST Industries, Inc. CST Industries (CST) is a global leader in the manufacture and installation of the finest factory coated steel storage tanks, aluminum domes, specialty covers and reclaimer systems. CST has been designing and manufacturing digester, biofuel and biomass storage tanks and covers for more than 100 years and has over 275,000 installations in more than 135 countries around the world

About the Solution:

CST, formerly A.O. Smith, has been manufacturing agricultural tanks for over 60 years. With their world class brands of Harvestore, Slurrystore, Nutristore and XL Unloader, they believe no other company invests in advancing agricultural productivity more than CST.

CST Industries, Inc 903 East 104th St. Suite #900 Kansas City, MO +1 913 621-3700 Visit Company Website

Solution Type

  • AD Support


  • Equipment Vendor


  • Other


  • GHG
  • Odor
  • Pathogens

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Solution Strengths, Weaknesses and Critical Indicators

Anaerobic Digester Associated Technology:

NOTE: There are several technology types that are used as part of an integrated manure management system that includes an anaerobic digester and are not applicable to manure management in other cases. The impact of these technologies on the critical indicators are represented as those of an entire anaerobic digester system.


  • Long usable life and can be run reliably
  • Creates energy and generates environmental credits
  • Requires proper preparation of the feedstock
  • Requires other technologies for energy utilization
  • Requires other technologies for digestate handling
  • Proper feeding & system monitoring is required to avoid system downtime
  • Proven technology for odor control, GHG reduction and pathogen reduction

Newtrient Comments/Opinions:

Liquid Storage Technologies:

  • Produces no salable product in most instances
  • Can be used with other technologies to form complete systems
  • May be aerobic (open top) or anaerobic (sealed top)
  • Includes unlined lagoons, lined lagoons, concrete tanks, bolted steel tanks
  • Can represent a safety hazard on farm from drowning, asphyxiation and poison gas accumulation depending on structure and location
CST Industries is one of the largest suppliers of above ground bolted steel storage tanks to agriculture in the United States. Their product line includes Harvestore® storage tanks, glass-fused-to-steel silos to better store high moisture corn and foliage. Slurrystore® storage tanks, glass-fused-to steel liquid manure storage systems fitted with a circulation system specifically designed for manure. Agricultural digester storage tanks and cover solutions, which tailor the right containment envelope for each type and zone of the digestive process. Nutristore® storage tanks, designed to withstand the aggressive nature of liquid fertilizers and still provide the tank longevity expected from all CST products. The Nutristore® line will become a necessary part of advanced nutrient recovery systems that generate concentrated fertilizer products that will require long term storage. There are thousands of CST tanks located across the country.

The value of being able to store and use products at the proper time and without adverse environmental effect is an area that will become increasingly important. The experience and wide variety of options provided by the varied product line of CST products means that they provide a wide ranges of prices and costs.

Newtrient will continue to work with CST Industries to further refine their cost and performance information as well as specifics of their product line as it relates to commercial dairy installations.

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