We provide a fast, commercially viable solution to dealing with organic waste that contributes positively back to our planet. It is the ultimate organic recycling system!
Our novel chemical and physical process recovers and converts valuable nutrients from industrial, agricultural and animal by-products and reformulates them into a high-value ‘Organo-Mineral Fertiliser’ packed with bio-available micro-nutrients for plant, animal and human health and is dense (30%) with soluble organic carbon compounds to revitalise the soil and feed the many organisms within it.
The organic inputs are first milled to a fine paste before entering our patented process where a combination of physics and chemistry transforms these organic materials into a soluble ‘soup of nutrients’. This process recovers all the minerals and energy stored in the plant and animal matter, before transforming, reformulating and locking them up into a slow-release and consistent granular form.
The bespoke chemical disintegration steps use a combination of catalysts, sulphuric acid (which adds vital sulphur to the fertiliser) and chemical accelerants to break down the organic polymers in plant and animal material. This converts them into much simpler sugars and amino acids which are so vital for healthy, productive soil. Animal bones are first converted to phosphoric acid then finally transformed into a clean phosphate fertiliser (free of heavy metals and exceptionally low in cadmium). Whilst at the same time potential pathogens are sterilised by the extreme temperatures and pressures generated by the chemical reactions produced during the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and Environmental Agency-regulated manufacturing process.
Useful industrial by-products such as biomass power station ashes are then added. These are the mineral remains of the crops burnt to generate electricity, such as straw or miscanthus, and contain a further abundance of micro-nutrients such as zinc, iron, copper, boron and high levels of macro-nutrients such as potassium and phosphate.
Combining biomass ash products with transformed organic waste completes the circle of recovery and produces our novel fertiliser called Thallo®. Everything that enters the process ends up in the product. There is zero waste.
The natural heat created by the chemical process is used for the drying steps and the steam is condensed and used as water to wet down the inputs. Dust collection, odour scrubbing, wastewater, heat; it is all collected and all goes back into the process.
The use of sophisticated X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy allows us to monitor the elemental composition of the inputs and also the finished fertiliser output. We can tailor micro-nutrients to meet regional requirements. Adding extra cobalt and selenium, for example, for grassland fertilisers to support the livestock, or boron for sugarbeet. Our fertiliser is unique in that it can be tailored to suit specific crop and soil needs.
Flexibility is also key to our process. We can use almost any waste materials – food, municipal, abattoir, agricultural, industrial. As long as it passes our stringent analytical checking to ensure it is not contaminated with heavy metals and that it contains minerals the soil needs, we can use it.