- OriginClear’s EWS, AOx technologies key components in success of manure-treatment pilot system
- Depuporc’s ground-breaking system solves major expansion barrier for European hog farmers and enables hundreds of farms in Spain to produce clean manure cake and water
- Proprietary system fills vital need in world’s fourth-largest pork-producing country
OriginClear Inc. (OTC: OCLN) and its Spanish partner, Depuporc®, recently showcased the company’s manure-treatment pilot system, which fully integrates OriginClear’s Electro Water Separation™ (EWS) and Advanced Oxidation™ (AOx) technologies (http://ibn.fm/o18SU).
The exclusive partnership began in March 2017 when Spanish farming equipment company Montajes Longares determined to commercialize its patented Depuporc pig-manure slurry cleanup system and licensed OriginClear’s EWS to help clarify and sanitize the slurry for water reuse and fertilizer applications (http://ibn.fm/hT4Y4). Fast forward to today, and the system is up and running. OriginClear president and CEO Riggs Eckelberry visited Barcelona last week to “witness a mobile-treatment system that can travel to the hundreds of farms in Spain and process their lagoons into profitable and ‘clean’ manure cake and clean water for use in cleaning and other farming chores.”
The system is filling a vital need in the country, which is the fourth-largest pork producer in the world after China, the United States and Germany. The country’s production is expanding at a record rate, experiencing extraordinary growth over the last five years, with increased exports by 47% in volume and 36% in value between 2014 and 2018 (http://ibn.fm/wJ7ax). The growth, in part, is attributed to the country’s pork producers’ commitment to quality and variety, and their ability to adapt to trends and consumers’ changing preferences.
Unfortunately, with increasing pork production comes increasing manure “lagoons,” which have become a growing environmental concern. While the lagoons serve as a useful initial treatment, they are generating more manure than can be easily spread on nearby fields. Montajes Longares identified a possible answer: produce pressed “cake” and clean water, a zero-waste solution that is both environmentally responsible and potentially financially beneficial to farm operators.
With that solution in mind, the Depuporc system was designed – a system that relies heavily on OriginClear. “Without our technology, it is extremely difficult to deal with the high-solids content of manure effluent, which clogs filters and membranes easily,” Eckelberry stated in a news release.
The Spain project focuses on unlocking European pork producer’s primary barrier to expansion: the growing and unresolved issue of ammonia saturation of Spanish lands brought about by the country’s historic handling of swine manure. However, OriginClear’s technologies and Depuporc’s innovative system project far wider applications to all animal farming in not only Europe, but the Americas, China and across the world. These industries are all hindered by the same issues which OriginClear’s technology embraces. Animal effluent treatment is only one of numerous innovative water-treatment solutions that OriginClear is involved in. OriginClear offers breakthrough water-treatment and conveyance products that effectively improve the quality of the planet’s waters by returning them to their original and clear condition. To accomplish this, OriginClear deploys advanced technologies at the point of use with modular, prefabricated systems that create durable assets and water independence for industry, commerce and agriculture. The company’s stated mission is to empower this global movement with modular water treatment and conveyance products that enable water independence and help make clean water available for all.
For more information, visit the company’s website at www.OriginClear.com
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