How do I establish an organic fertilizer production line? What is important to know before starting such a factory?
◆ Market study – analyzing target market and organic fertilizer market trends in your country/local (past supply & present demand);
When it comes to selling organic fertilizer, there is indeed a large market. In essence, your target market can’t be restricted to just a farmers who are strictly cultivating organic crops, but all those who are involved any form of crop cultivation; deciding your annual production quantity based on the present market demand indicated in your market analysis and considering technological aspect of the project. Usually, organic fertilizer plant operates double shift 16 hours a day and 300 days a year.
◆ Site selection
Virtually every aspect of organic fertilizer production and marketing will, at least in part be affected by the choice of plant site. Proper site selection is a prerequisite to the establishment of safe and effective composting operations. Site selection criteria:
◇organic fertilizer factory sites should be located at such a distance to ensure that there will not be any potential adverse impacts from compost site runoff into surface waters, and to promise that the smell of manure fermentation won’t affect people in residential areas.
◇accessibility to customers, suppliers (of raw materials and supporting services), & workers.
◇transportation infrastructure (roads, rail etc.) and utilities (water, power and energy supplier).
◇affordability of land, rent
◆ Inputs raw & auxiliary materials
The best material used to make organic fertilizer includes: animal wastes from meat processing, peat, manure, slurry, food waste, plant wastes from agriculture, treated sewage sludge, paper scraps, olive leaves, palm oil waste, biogas waste, vinegar residue, sugar mill waste etc.
◆ Organic Fertilizer Equipment purchasing
◆ Finished organic fertilizer distribution and how to promote your organic fertilizer
Organic fertilizer production procedure really differs with business investors’ requirements. Large-scale producers prefer to purchase a complete set of organic fertilizer production machines, so the whole manufacturing process is rather complicated, and includes every single point which should be noticed in the production.
For new starters, they would choose mini organic fertilizer plant. To save costs and decrease the occupation space, therefore, some processing machines, such as dryer, cooler, could be “removed” from the plant layout.
Generally speaking, organic fertilizer production process includes:
Organic materials crushing (chain crusher) → composting (compost turner) → mixing compost with other ingredients (horizontal blender) → granulation (newly developed organic fertilizer granulator) → drying (rotary dryer) → cooling (rotary cooler) → sieving (rotary screen) → packaging (automatic fertilizer packager)
In an organic fertilizer plant, what is the required space? How many workers to operate? And how to install the machines?
Taking a small scale organic fertilizer production plant (pan granulation production line with an annual output of 5000 tons) for example,
◆ Space needed as below:
Fermentation stage: 20*5m
Granulating stage: 40*18m
◆ It is an auto processing line. 4 workers are enough to operate and to keep the continuous production of organic fertilizer.
◆ For installation, here are two operation:
option 1: buyer install themselves. We provide factory design and layout.
option 2: we can send 2 engineers for installation, commissioning and training. Buyers should bear visa fees, round tickets, accommodation etc. with salary 100USD per day per engineer. It will take about 20 days to finish the installation and training.
What is the life span of the machine? If there is any fault with in what time duration you will be repairing it?
The life span of the main part in the organic fertilizer machine will be 5-8 years, if keep better maintenance, can last for 8-10 years.
The main body (not include the wearing parts) guarantee is one year. During the guarantee period, if the machines are broken without any artificial factors, Zhengzhou Whirlston Machinery will repair the machine for free.
We will provide the spare parts for you at anytime.
◆ Composting process: 7-10 days (depending on the local temperature, raw materials, and compost turner)
Compost turner with larger output is available and provided by Whirlston to keep the continuous working of the factory.
◆ organic fertilizer granulation machine with proper production capacity will be chosen for you so that it will achieve continuous granulation and satisfy customers’ requirement on output every day.
The major raw materials what I am about to use are fruits and vegetables wastes,sewage,sludge. To get the outcome of 1ton organic fertiliser, is there any ratio I have to maintain?
45% fruits and vegetables wastes, 30% sewage sludge, 20% agricultural wastes or sawdust, 5% other nutrients.
1 ton raw material with 50% moisture content will bring 0.85 ton final products.
1.2-1.5 tons raw materials need to be fed in one hour.