Labor saving composting for horse manure (mixed with wood chips) (Introduced to: Takarajimasha, Inc. Izu Horse Country “Takamuroyama Eco Farm”)
A case of composting horse manure mixed with wood chip bedding (eliminating turn over, saving labor, and reducing odors)
This is a case of composting horse manure mixed with wood chip bedding.
They have eliminated turn over, saved labor, and reduced odors.
Horse manure mixed with wood chips is collected from horse stables, then quickly composted with a composting system for horse manure.
Generally, horse manure mixed with bedding has a high C:N ratio and a long fermentation period, but with this package, it can be composted in about half the typical time.
It is not necessary to do turn over during the composting period, which helps to achieve major labor savings.
For small scale facilities, we also have packages using flexible container bags and other containers.
High temperature fermentation is done inside.
Management is simple, and it is possible to do stable processing unaffected by seasonal fluctuations.
Labor saving composting of horse manure. Maintains stable processing capacity without human intervention
|Processed Material and Amount||Horse manure|
|Overview||Labor saving composting of horse manure. Maintains stable processing capacity without human intervention.|
Measures and Effects
|Increase processing amount by improving aeration||By maintaining aerobic fermentation high pressure aeration, the fermentation period was cut in half. This realized processing in a smaller area.|
|Raise fermentation temperature with improved aeration||They kept temperature high, at over 60˚ C even in winter. Unlike with blower aeration, there is no temperature drop in winter.|
|Reduce costs with labor saving||By eliminating turn over work, they cut operation costs. Also, by shortening the fermentation period, they cut in half the cost of building a compost shed.|
|Improve compost quality by improving aeration||By maintaining aerobic fermentation, they can produce odorless compost in a short period.|
Here we introduce a case in which horse manure is composted with deposition processing at an equestrian facility.
The publishing company Takarajimasha built an equestrian facility in Izu Highland last year. This facility was made to do horse trekking (endurance riding), a competition in which horses are ridden in the mountains, and it is one of the largest such facilities in Japan.
It is designed to be environmentally friendly and is self-sufficient for most resources, as it is equipped with a cutting edge solar power system, and uses groundwater for drinking water. Horse manure is composted with our company’s EasyJet, so all horse manure is recycled.
Electricity generated with solar cells is used as the power source.
The facility also has an outdoor ranch, an indoor riding ground, and overnight accommodations.
There is a compost shed adjacent to the indoor riding ground.
Collected horse manure is carried in wheelbarrows to the compost shed, where it is then recycled into compost.
Manure is piled up load by load onto the deposited manure, but EasyJet does not require turning over, so processing is made simple.
This facility operates smoothly with no seasonal fluctuations in its capacity.
We also conduct annual inspections and provide support in the form of maintenance, so that customers can use our products with peace of mind.
There are approximately 90,000 horses in Japan, having gradually decreased from 120,000 horses at their peak. Still, this a large enough population that hundreds of thousands of tons of horse manure are discharged per year.
Horse manure compost is highly prized, and even our customers distribute the manure as excellent compost for flowers (roses, etc.) and as a medium for growing mushrooms.
We make proposals flexibly according to the scale and budget of each customer, so please feel free to contact us for consultation.
In preparation for introduction, we used flexible containers to do a composting test of horse manure in winter on site, and made a proposal for a plant based on that data.