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The principal of Jabiru Environmental Technologies has been a client since 1986. Jabiru imports nutritional additives, equipment and consumables (such as egg trays and cartons) for the poultry industry.
Organic waste has become a major problem for both egg producers and the meat bird growers. Approximately 65% of feed becomes waste and layers have a 12 month productive period and then the birds are euthenased and replaced. A typical egg producer with 250,000 birds will generate approx 7,500 tonnes of organic waste per annum. The costs of disposing of this volume of waste are approx $180,000 per annum – depending on location.
Disposal of this waste has become a major problem with increasing restrictions on dumping of carcasses in landfill, and spreading of raw manure on food crops and grazing pastures.
Jabiru has secured the international marketing rights to a range of Thermophillic Vessel Composters (TVCs) manufactured in South Korea. The machines range in capacity from 500 litres to 80,000 litres and offer the ideal solution for the rapid processing of large volume batches of organic waste. Purchase price of the machines ranges from $US40, 000 to $US1m+.
The process operates at 70+degrees Centigrade and effectively pasteurises the wastes killing pathogens and seed propagules. Output is also typically odour free.
By enhancing the existing technology JET has been able to substantially reduce the batch processing time for typical poultry shed waste from more than 24 hours to as little as 8 hours.
The biosoil output can be applied as a soil additive, with exceptionally good results, or it can be treated further to meet the classification for labelling as compost. JETs reference site is selling their total output to local primary producers for $100 / tonne at the farm gate.
The technology has application in a wide range of industries and businesses that produce organic waste.
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