FuelCal® is a technology for processing concentrated municipal sludge, agri-food industry sludge, expellers, dregs, biodegradable waste and some animal waste (category 2 and 3) into OrCal® fertilizer or into OrCal®En fuel that can be used for desulfurization in power industry. The technology meets the requirements specified in Polish Waste Management Act of 14 December 2012.
The technology developed by Evergreen Solutions Sp. z o.o. company has a wide range of applications and may contribute to the improvement of the waste balance. Apart from municipal sewage treatment plants and biogas plants, the technology may be used by agri-food industry companies such as abattoirs, packing plants, breeding farms, food production companies, breweries, distilleries, dairies and other.
As of today, the technology is used by 16 companies operating in various areas.
The problem of organic waste can be solved in numerous ways, but only one of them deals with the issue in a comprehensive, efficient and environmentally friendly way. It is called FuelCal®, a technology developed and distributed by Evergreen Solutions Sp. z o.o. company from Pyrzyce, Poland.
FuelCal® makes it possible to completely process the wastes into organo-mineral fertilizer or fuel components - the products that are ready to be introduced to the market.
WASTE AS AN ADDITIONAL SOURCE OF INCOME
The biggest advantage of this technology lies in the fact that the plants that decide to implement it, cease to generate any wastes and consequently do not need to observe the regulations specified in the Waste Management Act anymore. In accordance with the EU Directive on Wastes of November 2008, every company needs to operate in such a way, to minimize the waste production and limit the necessity of waste utilization.
In the case of FuelCal® technology, the utilization process is not required, because the process line is applied as a natural extension of the technological process.
The system is installed in direct proximity to the centrifuge, press or any place where the wastes are produced. This way, the modular structure allows for a significant decrease of the investment costs. Therefore, the technology becomes an additional source of income for the producer, and not a problem.
SAFETY, ECOLOGY, PROFIT
Due to the thermal, physico-chemical processing of the wastes, the FuelCal® technological process makes it possible to manufacture a product of homogeneous particle size distribution, which is easy to store and transport.
FuelCal technology is completely hygienic and eliminates such pathogenic bacteria as Ascaris, Toxocara, Trichuris and other, as well as insects and live eggs of intestinal parasites. Waste odors and pathogens are completely eliminated. FuelCal® is a patented, Polish technology. The official producer and distributor of the technology, Evergreen Solutions Sp. z o.o. company, offers Rcal120 and Rcal250 devices, which can be adjusted to the amount of wastes produced in the given facility. The technology has numerous advantages.
The wastes are processed directly at the place where they are produced.
The technological process uses the heat that is generated by the chemical reaction (no external sources of heat).
The technological process may be performed in the temperature between 50ºC and 145ºC, which makes the technology environmentally friendly, due to the lack of emissions of harmful products (sulfur oxides, nitric oxides and other) typical for processing technologies that require high temperatures.
FuelCal® technology is environmentally friendly. Emission measurements performed by the expert appointed by the Polish Minister of the Environment are very positive and do not show any adverse influence on the environment or any gas and odorous emissions.
FUELCAL® TECHNOLOGY OBSERVES THE FOLLOWING PROCESS PARAMETERS
Products from the series OrCal® and OrCal® pHregulator can only be manufactured using FuelCal® technology consistent with the patent p.400268 `` Fertilizer with controlled release of ingredients, method of producing controlled release fertilizer and the method of fertilizer application ``, using a reagent WapCal® in accordance with the R292513 standard and the license granted to the producer by the Licensor. FuelCal®, OrCal®, WapCal® and pHregulator® trademarks are registered trademarks in the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland, protected by patent law.
EXEMPLARY IMPLEMENTATION OF FUELCAL® TECHNOLOGY
FuelCal® technology was implemented in the sludge processing line at one of the sewage treatment plants located in Upper Silesia, Poland, where the system complements the existing wastewater purification process.
Its task is to conclude the whole sewage treatment process. As far as the legal regulations are taken into consideration, the line is supposed to meet the requirements set forth in art. 14 of the Council Directive 91/271/EEC concerning urban waste water treatment: “Treated waste water shall be reused whenever appropriate.
Disposal routes shall minimize the adverse effects on the environment”. Moreover, the technology fulfills the requirements specified in the Council Directive 86/278/EEC on the protection of the environment, and in particular of the soil, when sewage sludge is used in agriculture, which aim is to regulate the use of sewage sludge in agriculture in such a way as to prevent harmful effects on soil, vegetation and man, while encouraging its correct use. The technology meets all requirements specified in Polish regulations, namely in art. 17 and art. 18 of the Waste Management Act of 14 December 2012 and in the Environmental Law of 27 April 2001.