Promoting sustainable organic waste management
Today's society generates waste at an unsustainable rate, exceeding our ability to dispose of or reintegrate it into natural cycles. Among the vast amounts of waste we accumulate, organic matter occupies a significant portion, as it serves as a vital food source for many living beings that help maintain ecosystem balance.
Organic waste comprises biodegradable waste resulting from plant or animal materials. Depending on its source, it can be classified as agricultural waste, livestock waste, agri-food waste (derived from food production), or municipal waste.
However, the uncontrolled disposal of organic matter can have severe environmental consequences. Therefore, in line with the new European directive (2008/98/CE), we aim to promote and prioritize the recovery and recycling of organic waste over disposal and isolation. Our objective is to produce high-quality products that can replace various raw materials.
Sometimes, this organic matter is discarded and abandoned, and its lack of treatment leads to a serious environmental impact that must be corrected or minimized. Therefore, in line with the new European directive (2008/98/CE), we work to promote and prioritize the recovery and recycling of this waste over disposal and isolation. Our objective is to obtain products with the necessary quality to be able to substitute different raw materials.
How is organic waste treated?
Organic wastes can be used to produce animal feed and generate renewable energy or organic fertilizers for agricultural crops. At ProCycla, we help our customers make the most of their organic waste and give them value with sustainable solutions such as composting, biogas production, or biofiltration (biological filters).
Composting transforms waste into compost through natural decomposition processes involving oxygen and specific microorganisms. The resulting product provides the soil with nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, and other minerals.
On the other hand, through anaerobic digestion or fermentation, we can transform waste into biogas (a mixture of methane, carbon dioxide, and other gases).
Biogas can be a source of electricity, thermal energy, or biofuel. We can also obtain high-quality compost from the liquid part obtained during biogas production.
ProCycla has experience in engineering and technical aspects of waste treatment in the agricultural sector and a broad knowledge of the legislative framework.
Our expertise allows us to advise companies in choosing the best solution considering their resources and sector of activity.
The agri-food industry generates a significant amount of waste, which often produces wastewater with high organic load, nutrients, and suspended solids that have a substantial environmental impact.
Direct discharge of this wastewater into urban sewage networks typically causes problems in the operation of wastewater treatment plants. Therefore, their treatment is usually required at the facilities that generate them, subject to control and regulation by competent administrations that establish the necessary authorizations.
ProCycla specializes in designing solutions for the degradation of liquid contaminants, such as worm filters. This simple and efficient technology does not require chemicals or complex equipment, allowing for a sustainable approach to wastewater treatment.
We utilize specialized biofilters that rely on specific bacterial consortia, which we isolate and cultivate in a laboratory, to treat pollutant gases.
In gas biofiltration, microorganisms are responsible for the biological degradation of volatile pollutants present in contaminated air.
We first identify the gas component to be removed (e.g., hydrogen sulfide) and select the appropriate biofilters to ensure proper gas treatment. These biological filters act in several stages until they entirely remove the pollutants.
Biofilters offer a more cost-effective, practical, and compact solution than conventional systems.
Contact our team to determine the most suitable methods to manage and repurpose your organic waste.