Organics #2 New Technologies for Managing Organics


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Organics #2 New Technologies for Managing Organics

  1. 1. Advancing Recycling and Organics Management: A Sustainable Future NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR MANAGING ORGANICS <ul><li>Presented by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jim Coull </li></ul></ul>Converted Organics Inc.’s HTLC Technology
  2. 2. <ul><li>Who is Converted Organics? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Converted Organics Inc.  is currently composed of three primary lines of business at the intersection of Agriculture, Water and Waste Recycling: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Organic fertilizer ( Converted Organics ™) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vertical farming ( TerraSphere Systems ) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Industrial wastewater treatment ( Industrial Wastewater Resources ) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Organic Fertilizer Business - What do we do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide a proven, cost-effective option for dealing with organic waste. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Organic waste comprises 10-20% of the waste stream. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Organic waste is heavy, odorous, and a lead cause in vector attraction at landfills and transfer stations. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Organic waste is the largest untapped portion of the waste stream for increased recycling. </li></ul></ul></ul>COMPANY OVERVIEW
  3. 3. Expired/Spoiled Goods from Market Become Food Waste Fertilizer Sold to A griculture , r etail lawn & garden, and turf markets Crops Sold at Market Converted Organics processes foods waste into fertilizer Agriculture Fertilizer Food Waste Market Lawns ORGANIC FERTILIZER BUSINESS MODEL Crop Production
  4. 4. ORGANIC FERTILIZER BUSINESS MODEL Food waste diverted from landfills Convert food waste into organic fertilizer using an advanced “green” process Sale of organic fertilizer Retail Professional Turf Agribusiness
  5. 5. <ul><ul><ul><li>31 million tons of food waste is disposed of in U.S. landfills annually </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Americans waste about 27 percent of their food, according to the USDA </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>When land-filled, food waste decomposes to produce methane gas </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Methane gas is 20x more destructive than CO2 as greenhouse gas </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The production of 1 ton of synthetic fertilizer requires the burning of enough natural gas to release 4.6 tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere </li></ul></ul></ul>FOOD WASTE IS A HUGE PROBLEM
  6. 6. SOLUTION: AEROBIC DIGESTION / FOOD WASTE RECYCLING <ul><li>Reduces Dependence on Chemical Pesticides / Fungicides / Herbicides </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The products provide soil nutrients and improve plant health – healthy plants need fewer pesticides, which can be harmful to farm workers and the environment. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Promotes Sustainable Agriculture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The products provide nutrients and organic matter to soils, reducing the need for chemical fertilizers, which pollute lakes and rivers. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The process diverts waste from landfills and incinerators, which release climate-altering methane and carbon dioxide. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. CONVERTED ORGANICS’ TECHNOLOGY & PROCESS <ul><li>High Temperature Liquid Composting (HTLC ® ) Technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rapidly converts organic matter (including fish byproducts, vegetable and plant wastes, meat wastes, etc.) into high quality, manure-free liquid organic fertilizer products. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proven technology successfully operated for many years. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accepts a much wider range of food wastes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Product cycle takes days, not weeks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No odors, dust, or leachate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Does not attract vermin or seagulls </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. THE PRODUCT: LIQUID ORGANIC FERTILIZERS <ul><li>High-value product in great demand in agribusiness and turf/specialty markets. </li></ul><ul><li>Increases crop yields by 30% while using significantly less fertilizer. </li></ul><ul><li>Grows healthier plants that need fewer pesticides/fungicides. </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces chemical fertilizer runoff. </li></ul><ul><li>Unlike chemical fertilizers, the product restores soil nutrients, creating healthy, sustainable agriculture. </li></ul><ul><li>Consistent and stable. </li></ul>
  9. 9. PRODUCT POSITIONING <ul><li>No synthetic chemicals </li></ul><ul><li>No manures </li></ul><ul><li>No chicken waste </li></ul><ul><li>No bio-solids </li></ul><ul><li>Pathogen free </li></ul>
  10. 10. % Crop Yield Increase Conducted in 2010 by one of largest U.S. agriculture retailers CONVERTED ORGANICS CROP TRIALS
  11. 11. AGRICULTURE REPRESENTS 98% OF U.S. FERTILIZER DEMAND - 23M TONS, OR 40%, IS LIQUID FERTILIZER Millions of Tons Source: U.S. Fertilizer Institute and Scott’s Miracle-Gro Presentation Converted Organics target markets Market Product Type 1 58 Dry Bulk Liquid (includes anhydrous ammonia) 57 29 23 6 58 Dry Bagged Agriculture Non-Agriculture (Lawn & Garden, Professional Turf, Other)
  12. 12. TOTAL LIQUID FERTILIZER CONSUMED (2007) BY REGION Millions of Short Tons – Total = 22.5M Short Tons New England 0.0M Tons 0% of U.S. Total Mid-Atlantic 0.40M Tons 2% of U.S. Total East North Central 5.1M Tons 23% of U.S. Total South Atlantic 1.5M Tons 7% of U.S. Total East South Central 0.7M Tons 3% of U.S. Total West South Central 2.7M Tons 12% of U.S. Total West North Central 8.0M Tons 36% of U.S. Total Mountain 1.3M Tons 6% of U.S. Total Pacific 2.8M Tons 12% of U.S. Total Other 0.1M Tons 0% of U.S. Total Source: Commercial Fertilizers, 2007 – The Fertilizer Institute MONTANA WYOMING IDAHO WASHINGTON OREGON NEVADA UTAH CALIFORNIA ARIZONA NORTH DAKOTA SOUTH DAKOTA NEBRASKA COLORADO NEW MEXICO TEXAS OKLAHOMA KANSAS ARKANSAS LOUISIANA MISSOURI IOWA MINNESOTA WISCONSIN ILLINOIS INDIANA KENTUCKY TENNESSEE MISS ALABAMA GEORGIA FLORIDA SOUTH CAROLINA NORTH CAROLINA VIRGINIA WV OHIO MICHIGAN NEW YORK PENN MARYLAND DELAWARE NEW JERSEY CONN RI MASS MAINE VT NH ALASKA HAWAII
  13. 13. THERE ARE SEVEN MILLION CERTIFIED ORGANIC FARM ACRES IN U.S., GROWING AT 12% CAGR Source: Organic Farming Research Foundation
  14. 14. U.S. ORGANIC FARM SEGMENT IS A CAPTIVE MARKET FOR CONVERTED ORGANICS, BUT IT IS A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL FARM ACREAGE U.S. Conventional Cropland Acreage Millions of Acres Source: USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service (2007) U.S. Organic Acreage CAGR 1992-2005: +12% per year 2005 1992 1997 2002 2003 2004 1993 1995 1994 2000 2001 0.9 1.3 1.8 2.1 1.9 2.2 3.0 4.1 1.0 1.0 0.9
  15. 15. NATURAL ORGANIC MATERIALS REPRESENT LESS THAN 1% OF TOTAL FERTILIZER USED IN THE U.S. Multiple Nutrients (NPK) Phosphate Materials Natural Organic Materials Nitrogen Materials Millions of Short Tons (100% = 57.6M Tons) Source: The Fertilizer Institute (2007) Secondary & Micronutrients Potash Materials Converted Organics product category
  16. 16. EIGHTY PERCENT OF CERTIFIED ORGANIC CROPLAND ACREAGE IS CONCENTRATED IN 15 STATES Number of acres AK HI CA WA MT ID NV WY UT CO AZ NM OR ND TX OK KS NE MN IA LA AR MS AL FL GA TN SD WI IL MO KY IN OH MI SC NC VT ME NY PA MD NH DE MA NJ RI DC VA WV <ul><ul><li>If our highest priority Agriculture Market is the organic farm market, we should focus our sales effort on those states that have the greatest number of certified organic acres </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The shaded states represent high priority markets for organic fertilizers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When we move forward with changing the Biolizer brand name, we should prioritize the states accordingly for re-certification </li></ul></ul>Source: USDA Census – Published February, 2009 > 200K acres 100K - 200K acres 40K-100K acres < 50K acres CT AK
  17. 17. CONTACTS <ul><li>Jim Coull, JM Coull Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Converted Organics Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>978.461.0330 (o) </li></ul><ul><li>978.290.0624 (m) </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Converted Organics Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>137-A Lewis Wharf </li></ul><ul><li>Boston, MA 02110 </li></ul><ul><li>617.624.0111 </li></ul><ul><li>617.624.0333 fax </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>