Providing cost effective options
for compost production

Providing cost effective options for compost production

Unique Technology

High-efficiency, low maintenance, autonomous compost technology.

Many entities are keen to improve their environmental footprint and enter the circular economy for organic materials but have been deterred by high capital costs, the time and expense of traditional methods and a belief that this is not core business for them.

The HEAP’s technology is a low capital cost capability that operates autonomously to efficiently complete the composting process without further input once the pile has been constructed. The system is computer controlled with all parameters recorded in the cloud and accessible via a mobile phone-based app. The system will advise the operator of any issues and when the process is complete.

The system can produce Australian Standards (4454) compliant finished product and in its basic form, is moveable between sites with minimal fuss and equipment. The system is ideally suited to solar powered operation making it ideal for remote sites.

Unchallenged CAPEX and OPEX for organics composting.

Computer controlled, to optimise conditions with data logging for. compliance.

Intensive livestock, food production, cotton gins, FOGO, mine sites, horticulture.

Build a system to meet your needs.

Designed to grow with your needs.

Tailored support to meet your needs.

App Based

Compliance focused data. 

Consistent control. 

24hr adjustable alerts.

Customised

System can be tailored to
your needs and budget.

Download the HEAPS Autonomous Composting System brochure here

HEAPS of progress with FOGO!

See High Efficiency here with the
Lockyer Valley Regional Council.

FAQ

Does composting FOGO release odours?

When you follow the basic rules the composting process does not produce unpleasant odours. If any of the critical elements of carbo to nitrogen ratio, moisture  levels and especially oxygen saturation are outside of some basic parameters, then volatile gasses may be released and aerobic conditions may result. Anaerobic conditions are the primary cause for the creation of objectionable odours. Fortunately, FOGO generally presents with suitable carbon the nitrogen ratios and the HEAP’s controls the rest. 

How does the HEAP’s maintain optimum oxygen levels?

The system constantly monitors oxygen availability in the HEAP’s. The system then uses blowers to introduce air into the HEAP’s when it falls below pre-set parameters and stops once optimum pre-set levels are achieved. It is interesting to note that the system generally introduces air for around 10 minutes every 1 - 2 hours to maintain optimum oxygen saturation. This level of efficiency is not possible with turned windrows inevitably resulting in the development of anaerobic conditions.

Is the HEAP’s system scalable?

Absolutely, one of the exciting features of the HEAP’s is its adaptability and scalability. Whatever the volume and rate of production of your organic waste stream, we can design a HEAP’s to meet your needs. This offers the opportunity to establish a HEAP’s at each collection point rather than a need to transport material to a central location for processing with considerable lifetime cost savings.

Does the HEAP’s system use electricity?

Electrical power is required to operate the water pumps and air blowers intermittently. The control system including the sensors require limited power constantly. The system is ideally suited to operating with solar power supported by battery storage of as a hybrid system using solar, and mains/generator power supply.

How does the HEAP’s system manage leachate?

Maintaining an optimal moisture content in the organic material is critical to efficient composting. At the desirable moisture content no leaching occurs. The HEAP’s maintains moisture content this autonomously. Preventing excess moisture resulting from rainfall can be achieved with simple covers, which can be left in place throughout the process, or a roof. Fully enclosed vessels are not required.

How long does the process take?

Inevitably composting time depends on the input materials. A planning figure of between 9 and 12 weeks should be used. Systems cab be designed to operate on input batches or on regular daily/weekly/monthly input flows. Depending on the material, a further maturation period in a static pile may be recommended.

What about contamination?

There are three types of contamination. The heat generated by the thermophilic phase of the composting process (>65ºC for over 8 weeks) destroys biological pathogens. Chemical contamination can be avoided by careful selection of the input material which leaves physical contamination. While the HEAP’s does not remove physical contamination the lack of mechanical action in the process means that plastic bags, glass , cans and other containers remain intact, making it much easier to mechanically screen these out at the end of the process.

Isn’t physical turning an essential part of the composting process?

Mechanical turning of organic material is employed to assist with three key elements of the process, aeration which is optimised at the time of turning but rapidly dissipates until the next turning event, mixing to ensure all the material is exposed to heat and physically reducing particle size. The HEAP’s are designed to ensure effective heating throughout the organic material. The system benefits from having particles of various sizes as this assists with air flow throughout the HEAP. Oversize material can be reintroduced to subsequent batches or ground either before or after the process. Importantly, the lack of mechanical turning ensures that physical contaminants remain intact for easier extraction post composting.

How much space does the system require?

Significantly less than the area required to windrow compost a similar volume of material. The HEAP’s can be called to meet throughput requirements and adapted to meet site parameters.

How many staff does the system require?

Just build the HEAP and leave it for the automation to control the process and advise you when its ready to be screened. That's it. No ‘in process’ labour required, none.

Can the HEAP’s system compost manures?

The HEAP’s can be used to compost any suitable material. Once the appropriate inputs are identified and the HEAP constructed, the system takes care of the rest as efficiently and cost effectively as possible.

What particle size can the system manage?

As with any composting system the smaller the particle size the greater the surface area for the microbes to operate and the more efficient the process. However, it is also important that the material is not too dense in order that air and moisture flows and be maintained. The system works effectively on FOGO (curbside collection), cotton trash and manures without the need for pre-processing.

Contact Us

Call: 0412 780 364

Email

Providing cost effective options
for compost production

Unique Technology

High-efficiency, low maintenance, autonomous compost technology.

Many entities are keen to improve their environmental footprint and enter the circular economy for organic materials but have been deterred by high capital costs, the time and expense of traditional methods and a belief that this is not core business for them.

The HEAP’s technology is a low capital cost capability that operates autonomously to efficiently complete the composting process without further input once the pile has been constructed. The system is computer controlled with all parameters recorded in the cloud and accessible via a mobile phone-based app. The system will advise the operator of any issues and when the process is complete.

The system can produce Australian Standards (4454) compliant finished product and in its basic form, is moveable between sites with minimal fuss and equipment. The system is ideally suited to solar powered operation making it ideal for remote sites.

Unchallenged CAPEX and OPEX for organics composting.

Computer controlled, to optimise conditions with data logging for. compliance.

Intensive livestock, food production, cotton gins, FOGO, mine sites, horticulture.

Unique Technology

High-efficiency, low maintenance, autonomous compost technology.


Many entities are keen to improve their environmental footprint and enter the circular economy for organic materials but have been deterred by high capital costs, the time and expense of traditional methods and a belief that this is not core business for them.

The HEAP’s technology is a low capital cost capability that operates autonomously to efficiently complete the composting process without further input once the pile has been constructed.

The system is computer controlled with all parameters recorded in the cloud and accessible via a mobile phone-based app. The system will advise the operator of any issues and when the process is complete.

The system can produce Australian Standards (4454) compliant finished product and in its basic form, is moveable between sites with minimal fuss and equipment. The system is ideally suited to solar powered operation making it ideal for remote sites.

Unchallenged CAPEX and OPEX for organics composting.

Computer controlled, to optimise conditions with data logging for. compliance.

Intensive livestock, food production, cotton gins, FOGO, mine sites, horticulture.

Build a system to meet your needs.

Designed to grow with your needs.

Tailored support to meet your needs.

Build a system to meet your needs.

Designed to grow with your needs.

Tailored support to meet your needs.

Our HEAP’s system composts FOGO with minimal labour and no odour, we are very satisfied with its performance and efficiency

Christine Blanchard,

Regional Queensland Council Waste Manager

Our HEAP’s system composts FOGO with minimal labour and no odour, we are very satisfied with its performance and efficiency

Christine Blanchard,
Regional Queensland Council Waste Manager

App Based

Compliance focused data. 

Consistent control. 

24hr adjustable alerts. 

Customised

System can be tailored to
your needs and budget.

Download the HEAPS Autonomous Composting System brochure here

HEAPS of progress with FOGO!

See High Efficiency here with the
Lockyer Valley Regional Council.

FAQ

Does composting FOGO release odours?

When you follow the basic rules the composting process does not produce unpleasant odours. If any of the critical elements of carbo to nitrogen ratio, moisture  levels and especially oxygen saturation are outside of some basic parameters, then volatile gasses may be released and aerobic conditions may result. Anaerobic conditions are the primary cause for the creation of objectionable odours. Fortunately, FOGO generally presents with suitable carbon the nitrogen ratios and the HEAP’s controls the rest. 

How does the HEAP’s maintain optimum oxygen levels?

The system constantly monitors oxygen availability in the HEAP’s. The system then uses blowers to introduce air into the HEAP’s when it falls below pre-set parameters and stops once optimum pre-set levels are achieved. It is interesting to note that the system generally introduces air for around 10 minutes every 1 - 2 hours to maintain optimum oxygen saturation. This level of efficiency is not possible with turned windrows inevitably resulting in the development of anaerobic conditions.

Is the HEAP’s system scalable?

Absolutely, one of the exciting features of the HEAP’s is its adaptability and scalability. Whatever the volume and rate of production of your organic waste stream, we can design a HEAP’s to meet your needs. This offers the opportunity to establish a HEAP’s at each collection point rather than a need to transport material to a central location for processing with considerable lifetime cost savings.

Does the HEAP’s system use electricity?

Electrical power is required to operate the water pumps and air blowers intermittently. The control system including the sensors require limited power constantly. The system is ideally suited to operating with solar power supported by battery storage of as a hybrid system using solar, and mains/generator power supply.

How does the HEAP’s system manage leachate?

Maintaining an optimal moisture content in the organic material is critical to efficient composting. At the desirable moisture content no leaching occurs. The HEAP’s maintains moisture content this autonomously. Preventing excess moisture resulting from rainfall can be achieved with simple covers, which can be left in place throughout the process, or a roof. Fully enclosed vessels are not required.

How long does the process take?

Inevitably composting time depends on the input materials. A planning figure of between 9 and 12 weeks should be used. Systems cab be designed to operate on input batches or on regular daily/weekly/monthly input flows. Depending on the material, a further maturation period in a static pile may be recommended.

What about contamination?

There are three types of contamination. The heat generated by the thermophilic phase of the composting process (>65ºC for over 8 weeks) destroys biological pathogens. Chemical contamination can be avoided by careful selection of the input material which leaves physical contamination. While the HEAP’s does not remove physical contamination the lack of mechanical action in the process means that plastic bags, glass , cans and other containers remain intact, making it much easier to mechanically screen these out at the end of the process.

Isn’t physical turning an essential part of the composting process?

Mechanical turning of organic material is employed to assist with three key elements of the process, aeration which is optimised at the time of turning but rapidly dissipates until the next turning event, mixing to ensure all the material is exposed to heat and physically reducing particle size. The HEAP’s are designed to ensure effective heating throughout the organic material. The system benefits from having particles of various sizes as this assists with air flow throughout the HEAP. Oversize material can be reintroduced to subsequent batches or ground either before or after the process. Importantly, the lack of mechanical turning ensures that physical contaminants remain intact for easier extraction post composting.

How much space does the system require?

Significantly less than the area required to windrow compost a similar volume of material. The HEAP’s can be called to meet throughput requirements and adapted to meet site parameters.

How many staff does the system require?

Just build the HEAP and leave it for the automation to control the process and advise you when its ready to be screened. That's it. No ‘in process’ labour required, none.

Can the HEAP’s system compost manures?

The HEAP’s can be used to compost any suitable material. Once the appropriate inputs are identified and the HEAP constructed, the system takes care of the rest as efficiently and cost effectively as possible.

What particle size can the system manage?

As with any composting system the smaller the particle size the greater the surface area for the microbes to operate and the more efficient the process. However, it is also important that the material is not too dense in order that air and moisture flows and be maintained. The system works effectively on FOGO (curbside collection), cotton trash and manures without the need for pre-processing.

Contact Us

Call: 0412 780 364

Email

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