SUMA – Agitators, Mixers and Pumps

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SUMA – Agitators, Mixers and Pumps

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Company Description:

Since the late 1950’s when the first electric mixers for manure were invented, SUMA has consistently pioneered the industry. With the development of first electric agitators SUMA has entered the world stage of substrate mixing. Their focus on innovation and highest quality are recognized worldwide and are the foundation of their global success. Headquartered in Bavaria, Germany, SUMA has subsidiaries in Brazil and the USA.

Technology Description:

SUMA provides agitators, mixers, and pumps specifically designed for biogas plants, liquid manure tanks and lagoons. They have been delivering solutions for more than 60 years for the agriculture, biogas, manure and waste water industries. Their knowledge and exclusive technology combined with their practical expertise enables SUMA to optimize and deliver custom solutions for your business. SUMA technology and expertise leads to efficient liquid manure management and reliable biogas yields.

Since 1957 SUMA has installed more than 100,000 mixers in 64 countries. The internationally collected experience is continuously applied to the development of innovative products at their German headquarters and used in worldwide projects. Highest quality and reliability are the foundation of their success and your benefit.

Design, engineering and manufacturing is located in Sulzberg, Bavaria - in the foothills of the German Alps where dairy farms have been operating for centuries. Their products are built for a long service life with quick and easy maintenance in mind. Their engineering and design reduces life cycle costs and increases yields.

SUMA mixers are suitable for biogas, agricultural or industrial plants and can be operated electrically or in the agricultural sector by tractor/PTO.

SUMA products are designed to optimize the conditions in your biogas tanks resulting in improved output and higher yields. Both rod mixers and submersible motors facilitate optimal temperature distribution throughout the tank. Optimal conditions lead to higher process stability and more biogas production. Additionally, SUMA mixers ensure distribution of nutrients and vitamins for the supply of microorganisms.

SUMA 2700 Patriot Blvd Suite 250 Glenview, IL USA (312) 945 9049 Visit Company Website

Technology Type

  • AD Support

Vendor

  • Equipment Vendor

Product

  • Energy

Problem

  • GHG
  • Odor
  • Pathogens

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Technology 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:

SUMA has just been recently added to the technology catalog. Newtrient will continue to work with SUMA to further refine the cost and performance information as it becomes available and as new commercial dairy installations come on line.

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