TURNING WASTE INTO WEALTH IN 24 HOURS: MADE-IN-SINGAPORE TECHNOLOGY
Waste is usually associated with bad smells and environmental pollution dangerous to human health. It is a problem for everybody. But what if there was a way of making money out of waste?
After investing years and millions in research and development, a Singaporean company, Biomax Technologies Pte Ltd, has invented and successfully commercialised the Rapid Thermophilic Digestion System. It is a breakthrough technology that processes organic waste (food, livestock, garden and municipal waste) into organic fertiliser in only 24 hours. The conventional method requires about three months to produce low-quality compost, whereas the end product from Biomax's technology is a high-quality organic fertiliser free from pathogens and offensive odours, which allows farmers to increase their profitability. This technology is not just a solution to the utilisation of organic waste – it also generates profits for the end-user.
This internationally-patented technology combines machine with a specially-formulated BM1 enzyme to ensure the thorough processing of organic matter the waste into nutrients and substances that are beneficial to the soil and plants. During processing, temperature inside the digestor is maintained at 70 to 80 degrees Celsius to activate the BM1, eliminating harmful bacteria that are normally present in organic waste. This ensures that the organic produced is safe for application, even for food crops. In addition, this technology is green and environmentally-friendly because it reduces the carbon footprint of end-users by preventing the emission of methane gas that would have been produced if the waste material generated is not processed quickly. Moreover, the processing neither attracts pests such as flies nor emits foul odours that could pose health hazards to the workers or community nearby.
The main advantages may be summed up in three words: speed, space and quality. Currently, there is no other known technology that can produce high-quality organic fertiliser from waste in just 24 hours. In terms of space, to process 15 tonnes of waste per day by conventional methods would require one hectare of land, but using Biomax technology, only 0.05 hectare is required, i.e. 20 times less space is needed. The short processing time coupled with an enclosed system minimise the loss of any nutrients from the raw materials, and the BM1 enzyme enriches the organic fertiliser and ensures that the nutrients are available to the plant and soil. As a result, high-quality organic fertiliser is produced, this quality is consistent because it is not dependent on the weather. Making high-quality organic fertiliser is crucial because it is the decisive factor in determining that the technology is economically feasible.
Biomax technology is designed to last at least 15 years in harsh environments and to process corrosive raw materials, thus the company does not compromise on the materials used and quality control during the production of the machines. Even though this technology requires a relatively high initial capital investment in the machine and the building of factory, the average return on investment period is less than two years. This is made possible mainly because of two factors: low production costs and a high selling price for the organic fertiliser produced. For example, Malaysia and Singapore, Biomax is able to sell its organic fertiliser at a price as high as four times more than the fertiliser made from traditional methods. After being processed by Biomax technology, the effectiveness of the organic fertiliser in restoring soil fertility and improving harvest yields is multiplied. This results in improved profitability for farmers, and their repeat purchases are the best testimony and endorsement of the technology.
Waste management is the responsibility of everyone who generates waste. Good waste management should be clean to the environment and safe to the community. Biomax technology provides not just that, but also an end product that will benefit the earth, as it is recycled back to nature as organic fertiliser.
For further information, visit the Biomax Technologies website at: biomaxtech.com.