Malpils Biotechnology Centre is involved in biowaste treatment using the method of vermicomposting and production of organic fertiliser from it. The idea is development of biowaste treatment using the method of vermicomposting and production of organic fertiliser from it.
The technical realisation of the project can be divided into four main parts – collecting the biowaste; composting the biowaste; feeding the compost to the earthworms to produce the fertiliser; attaining the fertiliser.
The main aim is to study the problem of how to process biowaste in all its complexity in order to produce a high-quality product. Our solution includes the treatment of different types of biowaste – sewage sludge, manure, leaves, etc. – and covers the full treatment cycle – from the collection of the biowaste to the final treatment and selling of the fertiliser (looking for possible markets). As the method of vermicomposting is new and is not widely used around the Baltic sea, further studies of the technology should be carried out to find the most efficient ways to adapt it to Latvia's waste management needs.
It is important to emphasize that the aim of LLC Malpils Biotechnology Centre is not only to treat all kinds of biodegradable waste using the method of vermicomposting, but also to assure the scientific background of the process – to gather necessary information and to build up a cooperation platform for professionals in different industries (agriculturists, technicians, earthworm growers, waste management activists, etc.) to achieve the best possible results.
The pilot project has elaborated the technology for preparation of composts predicted for feeding the earth worms used as improvement method for compost quality.
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