QuantorXL® is the first commercial method that has obtained a systems approval for composting manure. The approval is not only a quality assurance but, more importantly, it creates a business potential for manure. The investment calculation looks very good and long terms it becomes even more positive. Soil producers today sometimes buy hygienized manure from abroad, but demand is increasing for approved, locally produced, nutritious manure compost for plant soil.
Through effective manure handling and continuous composting process you reduce problems with odour and nutrition leakage. You do not need to store unprocessed manure, but instead create a rational flow. A complete solution for your manure handling that is both profitable and environmentally sustainable.
Do you run a horse business and look for solutions for your manure handling?
In Sweden today there are around 360,000 horses, many of which live close to urban areas, where manure handling can be a problem. Also, due to more stringent EU requirements for treatment of manure, many waste facilities stopped receiving manure in recent years. The result is that many are left without a workable solution, or are forced to accept high costs for the disposal of manure. According to an estimate made for riding schools in Gothenburg, it costs up to 300 EURO per horse per year to get rid of the manure.
Through systems approved manure composting, you can instead create revenue from your horse manure. A QuantorXL® composting plant can treat manure from over 500 horses. Join forces with some other horse owners in the area, farmers or waste companies and earn money together.
Horse manure is very suitable for composting thanks to appropriate microbes and because it also contains bedding material. It makes the composting process very efficient and produces a high-quality end product. Due to its characteristics, horse manure however is less interesting to use as a fertilizer in the fields, or to use as raw material for digestion into biogas.
Do you run a farm with animal production and want to increase the value of the manure?
It is becoming more common to separate out the solid fraction of the manure, mainly for livestock farms with high phosphorus classes. Most of the phosphorus is concentrated in the solid part while the nitrogen in the fluid fraction can be used in crop production.
This means lower costs for spreading manure as you can distribute larger amounts closer without the phosphorus need being exceeded. The fluid fraction also penetrate quicker into the ground than common slurry, which reduces odour problems and losses of ammonia during spreading.
Through systems approved manure composting, you can now create a commercial value for the solid fraction and sell it as nutritious compost soil. To create a materials mix that can be composted, addition of structural materials is needed. They can consist of, for example, different combinations of horse manure, bedding from sows, straw, peat, sawdust, etc.
To increase profitability, it is of course desirable to receive fees for external waste that can be included in the composting process. You will then have a revenue source that completes the revenue made from sale of the final product. You should strive to find waste that acts as a structural material, such as horse manure or park waste.