How this system works

 

how it works diagram

 

The cow waste goes to the digester (Manure Process). There it is converted into methane gas, a nutrient rich liquid, and nutrient rich solids - all in parallel from the digester, like three lanes of traffic (Gas Process).

The methane gas flows to a generator.  That is burned in the generator and converted to carbon dioxide, heat and electricity.   The carbon dioxide is captured and sent to and bubbled through the photobioreactor which also receives the nutrient rich liquids from the digester.

Meanwhile back at the generator, the heat is captured and used to boil water which can be used for space heating or cleaning.  The hot water may also be used in an absorption cooler to create a chilling effect which is used in milk refrigeration or cooling.  Electricity produced by the generator is used to run the farm.  Surplus methane not burned by the generator is stored (not shown).

The photobioreactor grows biomass and produces nutrient rich water of its own. These all flow from the photobioreactor along with the waste solids from the digester, to an enzyme reactor. The enzyme reactor produces high quality balanced fertilisers, feeds and fuels like petrol and diesel, as well as pure potable water (the Enzyme Process). All of these have value on the farm and reduce the impact of the farm on the environment.

 

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The Zeecol system recaptures the nutrients, supercharges them with sunlight, and feeds them back to the cow in a way that reduces environmental impact while producing major inputs for the farm.

 

Enzyme processing (feed, fuel, fertiliser, food products)

 

Algae (biomass & fresh water)


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