GREEN ENERGY, A BIO-FERTILIZER AND PHOSPHATE REDUCTION FOR FARMERS

Is there a connection between a pig farmer, a grape farmer and an average household? Since Ecoson partnered up with local farmers, there is. A transparant service proposal to collect and process pig manure from regional farmers is also a contribution to supply the agricultural sector in phosphate derived areas with a natural fertilizer. All while also generating green natural gas for local households. Key component is Ecoson’s processing facility in Son (the Netherlands).

RELIABLE SERVICES FOR FARMERS,

The Dutch pig farming industry in the Netherlands’ generates a surplus of phosphate-rich manure that exceeds restricted levels set by European and Dutch authorities. The same legislation prescribes that the manure needs to be processed under strict requirements to reduce the environmental impact on factors, like methane and ammonium emission. Together with regional logistical partners, Ecoson offers a transparent and reliable collection service for manure that also guarantees processing in line with all legislative requirements.

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY PROCESSES ON A SCALE THAT MATTERS,

Ecoson’s recently renewed plant in Son (the Netherlands) can process over 100,000 metric tons of pig manure per year, and has been online since 2014. It produces ± 6,000 metric tons of biophosphate pellets. In conjunction with other processing facilities on the location, the factory uses and shares residual heat and electricity to minimize energy consumption. In its current form the Ecoson plant is the largest digestion plant in the Netherlands, contributing significantly to the solution.

CREATING A SUSTAINABLE BIO-FERTILIZER,

Phosphate is an indispensable natural fertilizer and is popular with foreign crop farmers, like vineyards in the North of France. Ecoson’s Biophosphate is a valuable source of phosphate, nitrogen and potassium that can help address phosphate shortages in other parts of the world and reduce the dependency on the depleting supply of rock phosphates.

AND PROVIDING BASIC NEEDS FOR THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

The production process generates enough renewable gas to supply about 1,700 local households each year, a contribution that will reduce CO2 emissions by around 4,500 metric tons per year.

WE ENABLE THE TRANSITION FROM A MANURE EXCESS PROBLEM TO THE SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION OF A VALUABLE ORGANIC PHOSPHATE-RICH FERTILIZER.

- Ron Dirkx, Project Manager Engineering and Construction