The custom engineered shipping container converts bio waste into gas, electricity and odour free fertiliser.
For many mixed livestock and cropping producers, this will mean a waste disposal system that reduces their carbon footprint, saves money on electricity and provides a nutrient rich fertiliser.
Gekko Systems technical director Sandy Gray said the company was excited to apply the skills of the team in regional Victoria to a problem that the whole of Australia is facing - electricity.
“The fact that our prototype also deals with waste disposal which is another challenge Australia is grappling with, is a strong indicator that clever solutions can be created locally,” Gray said.
The technology design and development of the biodigester is the result of collaboration between Gekko Systems and a piggery in Ballarat who have operated a biodigester for a number of years to optimise treatment efficiency.
The first unit will be installed at a Bungaree Dairy Farm in mid-2017.