Farmers in the EU have to pay €18-25 per ton on extra manure waste management. With the Pyropower’s service, farmers can use the mineral concentrate on-farm and has lower chemical fertilizer costs. The farmers don’t have to pay for expensive and irregular manure waste treatment systems, and can save €2,200 (considering a 20 head cow-livestock farmer, 1 hectare) each year in artificial fertilizers. Pyropower plans to charge €20 per hour for 5 tons of manure waste treatment.
The farmer can use the resulting N-rich liquid fraction (low in P, higher N:P ratio) on his farm, according to crop and livestock needs. The remaining part (15-20% solid fraction) can be used on farm or sent to a biodigestor/biogas facility. The transport and processing costs of the solid manure can be reduced by a third. The mineral concentrate (15-20% solid fraction) can be transported/processed, so the transport and processing costs of the manure that needs to be disposed can be reduced by a third. The system uses smart sensors which detect levels of moisture, PH and PPM, Brix content and composition of heavly metals on site to measure the quality of manure. Other treatments such as mechanical compression, reverse osmosis are used to treat the manure.