BIOTEC implements a composting technology to process jointly EFB and POME, producing a well degraded fine and dry compost easy to spread on the plantation. The raw POME is supplying the nutrients, VFA and moisture required for a good EFB degradation.
The plant only requires a small footprint (around one hectare for a 45 T/h mill). A 45 T/h mill produces around 1 M US$/year of compost. The co-composting plant can even process 100% of the raw POME, if required, including a SSP MEE evaporator.
BIOTEC also offers to the mills an innovative business model, with co-investment + operation (10 years). The mill invests around 1 M US$ in basic civil infrastructure on its land, under BIOTEC design, while BIOTEC puts the machinery and the operation.
BIOTEC charges the service on a monthly basis through:
- Compost sale at its fertilizer value (+/- 50 US$/T compost) or
- Compost sale (25 US$/T compost) + Environmental services (EFB processing / POME processing).