Novel composting technology
Pasrea Inc. is developing a novel composting technology to fix the broken nitrogen cycle associated with centralised livestock operations and municipal waste management. The composting system allows to capture the evaporating ammonia from the compost and return it back to use instead of depositing it into natural ecosystems. As a synergistic benefit, Pasrea system also collects the excess heat from the composting process which can be coupled into local heating systems. The invention thus also acts as a sustainable local energy source, which will reduce the use of traditional energy sources for heating, such as fossil fuels.
Pasrea system is intended for the use of farmers willing to handle their own agricultural waste such as animal manure etc. efficiently by themselves and for the use of municipal waste management operators to handle wastewater slurries and other organic waste but is suitable for other related composting actions too.
The solution addresses global challenges associated with global warming, sustainable farming and waste management and thus the total value of the solution is really hard to assess. Nevertheless if our solution works and will be implemented on a global scale the positive effects for the community, society and even the planet will be immense.
Such composting method addresses problems both at macro and micro level. At micro level this technology allows livestock producers to process their manure in-situ in an environmentally and economically sustainable fashion, while reducing heating and fertilisation expenses, which makes agriculture more sustainable and profitable for the farmers. At macro level Pasrea aims at repairing the broken nitrogen cycle associated with centralised livestock operations and municipal waste management, resulting in lower demand for industrially produced fertilisers and a decrease in environmentally harmful ammonia emissions from agriculture and composting actions. Extending the technology into processing of municipal wastewater slurries and organic wastes would conveniently connect human food consumption into the nitrogen cycle we aspire to create. Implementing this technology reduces the CO2 emissions associated with agriculture, as the need for energy-intensive industrial production of ammonia decreases. In addition, livestock operators and municipal waste management operators can save on fossil fuels by coupling the composting into their in-house and/or district heating systems.
As a summary, the invention would solve problems associated with sustainability of livestock operations, agriculture and municipal waste management by transforming the source of problems into a source of possibilities.