De-Risk and Learn
If you are planning a new or expanded facility, especially with challenging feedstocks, a pilot study can be a smart first step to inform the design process.
It is always wise to try something before jumping all the way in. This same philosophy applies to operating a compost facility. A pilot project is a low risk way to try out your feedstocks and learn the nuances of operating a composting facility.
Data Driven Decisions
We can help you design a pilot scale compost facility with state of the art moisture, weather and temperature control. With this data you can make informed decisions about your feedstock recipe, turning frequency, aeration/moisture demand, and operations.
For example, GMT built a pilot facility for the City of Phoenix to process the waste from the 2015 super bowl. With this, the city was able to decide on the right composting solution for their expanded facility constructed in 2016.
Many states offer specific exemptions for those operating short term compost facilities or those processing waste under a certain threshold. Our experienced permitting specialists can work with you to minimize the levels of effort required to open your pilot facility. Additionally pilot studies are great platforms to de-risk your composting process from internal and external perspectives. By bringing regulators in at the pilot stage you can get them “on you side” from the start improving negotiations and speeding up the permitting process.
“Phoenix has authored one of the most remarkable sustainability turnaround stories in the country, and our new composting facility starts an important new chapter. This award is a testament to our partners and their commitment to make Phoenix one of the most sustainable and resilient cities in the world.”
- Greg Stanton, Mayor, City of Phoenix