Australia’s largest waste management and recycling company Transpacific today launched the Victorian arm of its end-to-end organics soil injection program, Bio Ganics.
The Bio Ganics process creates a nutrient rich fertilizer from liquid waste, collected from food and beverage manufacturers.
Once processed it’s injected into soil, about 10 to 30 cm below the surface, using a tanker-tractor which has the capability to inject 24,000 litres of the nutrient rich solution every ten minutes.
The result is a clear improvement in the chemical and nutrient value of the soil.
Transpacific Industrials Managing Director Tony Roderick said Brookhaven Farm in Numurkah, 35km north of Shepparton, was chosen as the launch site because of its proximity to one of Victoria’s prime agricultural hubs.
“It’s an honour to be able to release this innovative and sustainable recycling solution in an area of Victoria where its benefits will be fully realised and utilised.” Mr Roderick said.
“Our organics team has worked hard to make this a possibility and we look forward to building constructive relationships with farmers and producers in the Goldburn Valley.”
Mr Roderick was joined at the launch by the leader of the National Party in Victoria, Peter Walsh.
Mr Walsh said the initiative provided countless benefits to Victorian agriculture.
“The Goulburn Valley is home to a number of major food processors and is a highly productive agricultural region,” Mr Walsh said.
“This venture will help to keep our food and fibre sector at the forefront of innovation and improve our export competiveness.”
Mr Roderick said it was further proof that Transpacific is making a sustainable future possible.
What’s in it?
A range of liquid by-products including:
- Dairy, ice-cream and yogurt sludge
- Food waste from product destructions (out-of-date foods and beverages such as juice, soft drink and alcohol).
- Flavouring, sauces and pastes
- Waste water from the alcoholic beverage run off
- Liquid waste from the vegetable and fruit canning process
How much is used?
Set volumes are applied to each paddock to ensure that the nutrients in the fertilizer are matched to the nutrient demand of the respective crop. This is constantly monitored to immediately record and alter any variations.
Has it been tested before?
Transpacific Organics has been operating since 1994 and we have become an industry leader in bio solids, effluent and liquid organic by-products recycling. Every year we beneficially reuse over 75,000 tonnes of organic solids and over 90,000 tonnes of organic liquid waste from food production. Opening in the Goulburn Valley we bring the capability to support the industries in this area.
Melissa McColl, Communications and Engagement Manager
M: 0466 323 844 E: Melissa.McColl@Cleanaway.com.au