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A fully closed loop region

Flevoland is a province with a lot of agricultural businesses, a number of large food manufacturers and a rapidly growing population. The municipalities in the province wanted to ensure that processing of all organic waste created by households within their borders was taken care of as efficiently as possible and in one central location. We developed and created an advanced dry digestion facility, called the Biocel, to meet the demands made by the municipalities.

Exceedingly good (environmental) results

Our Biocel facility, which has been operational since 1996, is deemed to be the best digestion facility for organic waste in the Netherlands. One of the main reasons for this is that the facility is extraordinarily efficient. However, it is also because the 'end products' are used by the province: this most green electricity is produced and fed to the grid, the heat is reused internally in our processes and the high-quality compost - which is a result of the composting of the fermented products - is supplied to agricultural businesses within the province. This closes our regional loop.

We currently process between 25,000 to 30,000 tons of organic waste in our Biocel plant. The municipalities issued the following statement upon the extension of the contract in 2014: “The way in which Orgaworld processes organic waste is extremely sustainable and the fact that diapers can be included as organic waste is fantastic. This is great for the environment and results in considerable savings when it comes to processing costs.”

The benefits of regional collaborations

There are huge benefits resulting from local processing of organic waste for the municipalities in the province of Flevoland: transporting waste to Orgaworld's plant is quick and transporting the compost to agricultural businesses in the area doesn't take long either. Orgaworld's robust concept also means we can adjust to the changing quality of the organic waste provided and therefore always producing high-quality compost.

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