Organix Inc – AgBag RePEET
Solutions for Sustainability
About the Company:
Organix was founded in 2001 with one primary goal – to serve clients by creating value-added products from organic residuals. Materials once considered a waste, can now be converted to renewable power, fertilizer or premium soil amendments. Techniques have improved and strategies have evolved, but the Organix number one goal hasn’t changed. To date, Organix converts 1 billion pounds of manure annually into marketable products. And Organix are just getting started.
About the Solution:
RePeet™ the renewable peat-free alternative is the first real answer to the ever growing challenges facing the peat moss industry and its customers. RePeet™ is the soil amendment solution that the U.S. horticultural industry has been waiting for. It is a true peat moss replacement having undergone a life similar to one spent in a peat bog, but in a much shorter time. The primary component of RePeet™ is digested dairy manure which is processed through an anaerobic digester. Anaerobic digesters are the latest movement in the US energy market to discover ways of decreasing dependence on foreign oil and are most commonly located on a dairy farm. These digesters operate in a liquid saturated environment, void of oxygen like a peat bog.
Solution Strengths, Weaknesses and Critical Indicators
- Requires manure fiber moisture content <80%
- Volume reduction of 30 to 50% typical
- Produces a stable, odor free product with market value
- Requires significant space and time to create highest product value
- Different technologies and approaches result in a wide range of compost characteristics
Organix is an experienced dairy manure composter as well as developer of unique compost technologies and applications. One such is RePeet, their approach and product to utilization and sales of dairy fibrous solids, both digested and undigested. In essence, the AgBag RePeet process takes the separated fibrous solids and incorporates them into AgBags and with proprietary processing can produce a fibrous product with various advantageous qualities that allow for more effective marketing and sales as a peat moss replacement. Organix is a longstanding partner with the dairy industry within the Pacific Northwest, commits considerable time and effort to expand technology development and new markets.
Newtrient will continue to work with Organix to further refine the cost and performance information as more information comes in with new commercial dairy installations
1. OPERATIONAL HISTORY