Super Composter testing update - August 2019
Our testers have been busy filling their bins and keeping a close eye on temperatures throughout June and July, there has been a few teething problems with some bins not doing so well whilst others appear to be doing a great job in speedily composting the waste.
Each tester has been given a prototype bin to try out and these are the ‘mark one’ SuperComposters therefore the feedback we receive at this stage is hugely important in ensuring that make the right changes in order to produce a bin that works perfectly.
There are la few reasons why some bins are performing better than others and not getting up to temperature;
1. Not enough waste
2. Poorly shredded waste
3. Mixture added – i.e. not enough ‘easy to digest’ material (ie fast digestible greens)
In addition, an integral pipe, which is positioned at the bottom of the bin, is also a key player in helping the prototypes to work correctly, it pulls air up through the compost, the positioning and fixing of this is something we will be concentrating on for the updated bin design.
Our SF60 SuperCompost is produced by using the same methods that out testers are using, but on a larger scale, the purpose of this testing is to eventually give our customers the opportunity to produce their own using our biochar composting additive which is made from small granules of biochar and minute (micronized) particles of mineral oxides to improve the performance of the final compost - in our tests the additive dramatically changes the nature of the compost as it contains more beneficial colloidal humus and fully activated biochar.
Keep checking back for more updates.