Changing Times & Business Expansion
The future is uncertain for the fish farm industry off the coast of British Columbia due to damage to native species among other issues. Since the ELS compost facility relies heavily on fish waste to produce high-quality compost, ELS needed to expand its capabilities and create new business opportunities.
Site name: Earth, Land & Sea (ELS) Compost Facility
Ownership: Earth, Land & Sea Compost & Gravel
Location: Port Alberni, British Columbia Canada
Start-Up: October 2020
Technology: SG MOBILE® Systems with GORE® Cover
Input quantity: 100 ton/batch
No. of Heaps: 2 heaps, 2 covers, 15m x 6 m x 2.5m
Treatment Time: 8 weeks in 3 Phases
Aeration: On-Floor pipe
Control Parameters: Oxygen control mode
Input material: Source Separated Organics, Wood Chips, Yard Waste
Equipment: Pre-Treatment (loader Bucket Mixing) / Front End Loader / Excavator / Mobile Screen / Water Truck
End Product: High Quality Finished Compost Ready for Commercial Sale
THE SG SOLUTION
Expanding Services & Creating Value
In 2020, in a move to expand services into Source Separated Organics (SSO) as the city of Port Alberni began to divert organics from landfills, ELS chose the SG MOBILE® System with GORE® Cover to retrofit their operation to process the new feedstocks.
The SG MOBILE® System with GORE® Covers were chosen because they could produce a high-quality compost product in as little as 8 weeks – resulting in more throughput on the same footprint, in less time. Additionally, the SG MOBILE® system was low risk for ELS since it is a proven technology for addressing environmental and regulatory compliance issues – including reducing odors by greater than 90%, reducing VOC emissions by greater than 90%, as well as ensuring ELS could expand their business opportunities by creating high-quality finished compost.
The SG MOBILE® Systems at Earth, Land, & Sea Compost Facility
Compliance, Consistent High Quality Compost & Additional Growth
Proving that SG composting systems offer simplicity, efficacy, and efficiency, we delivered and directed the setup of two SG MOBILE® Systems remotely. Since travel was nearly impossible during this timeframe, Sustainable Generation provided ELS the materials and remote support needed to get their two SG MOBILE® Systems up and running with our updated internet-connected operating system, with very little on-site support needed.
As an upgrade to their current compost operations of over 30 years, ELS is now capable of processing more feedstock from fish and food waste due to the capabilities of the GORE® Cover system.
Of significant importance to the ELS project was the GORE® Cover capability to comply with the state and local regulatory requirements:
Meeting air quality standards for odor control
Meeting Vector Attraction Reduction (VAR) requirements
Meeting time and temperature requirements (PFRP) for pathogen reduction
Reduce VOC emissions by greater than 90% over windrow composting
Clear separation of stormwater from leachate
Producing high quality finished compost