Sustainable, practical and cost-effective slurry management – as part of a circular economy – is the key to safeguarding the health of our land and our water.
Traditional methods of slurry handling are no longer viable. Neither are they compliant with legislation, particularly in the growing number of Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZ) across the UK. Nutrient application of organic material onto arable land is increasingly under scrutiny to reduce risks from nitrogen and phosphorus.
Spreading, transportation for disposal and long-term storage all cost our environment dearly: from soil degradation to biodiversity loss, ground water pollution to the production of harmful greenhouse gases.
There is a more sustainable – and cost-effective – way to manage agricultural waste, without compromising soil health and the benefits for carbon sequestration.
By applying our solutions to process slurry on-site, we resolve not only the challenge of managing agricultural waste, but also the challenge of steeply rising fertiliser costs. The output is organic matter that is sustainably produced and compliant with spreading legislation. This leads to healthy soil that is abundant in biodiversity. On-site. In-situ. On time.
All of our technologies are designed to be used on-site to minimise the impact of slurry on the environment. Lab-scale simulations of our slurry treatment process optimise our treatment trains to obtain maximum nutrient recovery.
With a combined experience of more than 60 years, our laboratory team provides critical operational support to ensure that we provide tailored solutions to your requirements.
As the industry is under pressure to conserve natural resources, there is a clear and growing need to re-use more water. Agricultural slurry has a high proportion of water, swelling the volume of waste to be stored or treated.
Our patent-pending Mechanical De-watering Module (MDM) delivers a solution to this challenge: removing water from agricultural slurry and processing it for re-use as washdown or drinking water for cattle.
Slurry ponds and lagoons have come a long way over the last few years, but with increased storage capacity comes greater challenges. As slurry breaks down over time, harmful greenhouse gases, including methane and carbon monoxide, are produced. There is also a high risk of leaks which can pollute ground water and lead to over nutrification.
Our revolutionary technology, H2OPE, is designed to process slurry on-site, eliminating the need for storage. It transforms burdensome ‘waste’ into valuable high-quality by-products and clean water. A circular bio-economy if you like.
Healthy soil is a farm’s number one asset, critical for growing crops and livestock, enriching ecosystems and sequestering carbon.
Slurry can be a great source of nutrients, but it can contaminate surface and groundwaters, especially in times of heavy rainfall. Synthetic fertilisers pose even more of a threat to our environment. The solution? A natural fertiliser and growth media.
Our H2OPE technology capitalises on the high production volumes and nutritional content of agricultural slurry, removing volatile contaminants to create a natural fertiliser or growth media. Simultaneously it cuts carbon emissions and mitigates bio-security concerns.
It’s win-win: you save costs associated with the storage and disposal of agricultural slurry; resources are conserved thanks to this circular process.
Agriculture is heavily dependent on an adequate water supply of usable quality. On the flip side, the industry must take stewardship of the wastewater that farms produce to reduce the risk of pollution and adhere to discharge legislation.
The innovative Proteus Meter is a water quality monitoring device which takes these matters in hand. With 13 sensors, the technology provides live data for over 30 parameters, including ammonia and nitrates, with minimal need for manual handling.